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Carrier fails to meet FMCSA demand, operating authority suspended

The notice of suspension sent the carrier said if Espinal Trucking obeys the demand, the FMCSA will consider reinstating the carrier's operating authority.

The Trucker News Services

8/11/2014

WASHINGTON – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has suspended the operating authority registration of Michigan City, Indiana-based Francisco Espinal Quiroz, which does business as Espinal Trucking, for failing to cooperate in an investigation of the carrier’s compliance with federal safety regulations. 

On July 21, 2014, a tractor-trailer operated by Espinal Trucking collided into a line of passenger vehicles that had slowed in a construction zone along Interstate 55 in Will County, Illinois. 

FMCSA investigators subsequently were denied access to company records by an Espinal Trucking representative.  Under provisions contained in MAP-21 the FMC SA can revoke the operating authority registration of a motor carrier that fails to comply with an administrative subpoena or a letter demanding release of company safety records. 

The notice of suspension sent the carrier said if Espinal Trucking obeys the demand, the FMCSA will consider reinstating the carrier's operating authority. 

A copy of the August 4, 2014, Order to Suspend Operating Authority Registration is available at  http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/newsroom/espinal-trucking-oa-suspension

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