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FMCSA orders 2 N.C. companies OOS after serious safety violations

The investigation further revealed that Two Dayes Trucking and Two Dayes Transport have amalgamated operations and are operating CMVs in disregard of vital safety regulations and in willful violation of the FMCSA OOS order.

The Trucker News Services

12/14/2012

WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered Two Dayes Trucking and Two Dayes Transport of Murfreesboro, N.C., to immediately cease all transportation services because of a pattern of serious safety violations that the agency says pose an imminent hazard to public safety.

The FMCSA said late Thursday that after a thorough review, agency investigators found the companies, which generally transport recycled steel and roofing shingles, and two of its drivers, had demonstrated substantial and flagrant disregard for federal requirements for vehicle maintenance and repair, driver Hours of Service, qualifications of drivers, and controlled substance and alcohol use.

An investigation following a fatal crash involving Two Dayes Trucking in Murfreesboro on Nov. 12, 2012, determined that the company was operating under a revoked Department of Transportation registration and that the company had reincarnated as Two Dayes Transport.

The agency said the accident occurred when a truck operated by Two Dayes Trucking was involved in fatal accident when the driver of a second vehicle collided with, and became wedged underneath, the truck.

“The Two Dayes Trucking CMV was dangerously backing across a hilly section of U.S. 258 at 5:50 p.m. and was attempting to park in Two Dayes Trucking’s residential driveway,” the imminent hazard order said. “The visibility of the CMV was obscured by the dirt covering its reflective tape. On the date of this fatal crash, Two Dayes Trucking was operating in violation of a FMCSA order that had revoked Two Dayes Trucking’s New Entrant registration and had placed the carrier out-of-service for failure to permit a FMCSA safety audit.”

The FMCSA said a subsequent FMCSA investigation uncovered another carrier, Two Dayes Transport, operating as an incarnation of Two Dayes Trucking out of the same business location.

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The investigation further revealed that Two Dayes Trucking and Two Dayes Transport have amalgamated operations and are operating CMVs in disregard of vital safety regulations and in willful violation of the FMCSA OOS order.

Until it issued the order Thursday, Two Dayes Trucking had continued to operate its CMVs in interstate commerce without BIPD insurance and operating authority, the FMCSA said.

The agency’s order did not say when Two Dayes Trucking’s new entrant registration was revoked, who signed the OP-1 request for Two Dayes Transport or when the agency granted Two Dayes Transport operating authority, nor did the agency respond immediately to a request for that information.

A check of the FMCSA website showed the DOT number for Two Days Transport listed in Thursday’s order to be inactive.

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