Illinois Trucking Firm Shut Down

Dec. 14, 1999
Trucking firm was ordered to cease operations for failing to comply with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.

The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Office of Motor Carrier Safety (OMCS) ordered an Illinois trucking firm to cease operations yesterday for failing to comply with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR).

The order was issued to Lindell D. Lingle Jr. and Lindell D. Lingle Trucking, a motor carrier located in Dongola, Ill.

The company is accused of supplying illegal substances to drivers and using drivers who tested positive for controlled substances; for putting drivers on the road who did not have a valid commercial drivers license (CDL); and requiring drivers to violate federal hours-of-service regulations.

"Safety is the Clinton Administration's highest transportation priority. This safety enforcement action underscores our commitment to reducing truck-related fatalities by 50 percent in 10 years," said Secretary of Transportation Rodney E. Slater.

Lingle Trucking was ordered to cease all interstate commercial vehicle operations. The OMCS Illinois Division discovered the safety violations in the course of its investigation. Based on these findings, Lingle Trucking was determined to pose an imminent hazard to public safety.

"Our job is to save lives by preventing truck and bus crashes," said Doug Sawin, chief enforcement officer for the OMCS Midwest Region. "We will continue to identify and remove those unsafe motor carriers and commercial drivers who refuse to assume personal responsibility for their role in highway safety."

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