Daya Trucking & Ekam Truck Lines Ordered By FMCSA to Shut Down

On March 2-4, 2018, the Unsatisfactory safety evaluation in which the company was set out of service of Ekam was reinstated by the FMCSA.

Based on the FMCSA, in case violations are determined to be intentional, criminal penalties imprisonment for a term not to exceed 1 year and may be levied, for example a fine of as much as $ 25,000.

The Federal Motor Carrier Association announced today that it has ordered Daya Trucking an Acworth, Georgia-based trucking business to cease all intrastate and interstate activities immediately following investigations that saw the company to pose a hazard to public safety.

On the list of federal safety statutes and regulations that Daya violated, the company allegedly did not precisely monitor, The investigation revealed a number of safety violations, including:

    • Hours-of-service violations. FMCSA says Daya used non-compliant Automatic On-Board Recording Devices (AOBRD) system that allowed drivers to alter their logs and manually input odometer readings. The agency notes that Daya’s AOBRD system recorded 4,802 hours of unidentified driving time between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28, 2018, resulting from 51 instances of drivers unplugging or disabling the devices.
  • Pre-employment drug/alcohol testing. Daya allowed seven drivers to operate trucks before receiving negative pre-employment tests, and four drivers were known to have tested positive for controlled substances and were dispatched by the company, the agency says.
  • Failing to ensure drivers were properly licensed. Investigators found where five drivers without a current CDL or in possession of a suspended CDL had been dispatched.
  • Vehicle maintenance violations. In the past 12 months, Daya vehicles had been placed out-of-service at a rate of 46 percent and cited for inoperable lamps, exposed tire fabric, defective brakes, broken or missing axle position components and oil or grease leaks from hubs.

The FMCSA is also considering penalties in regards to the safety violations discovered from the investigation and may refer the matter for prosecution.
Ekam Truck Line, a company that received safety violations didn’t conform to provisions from the Consent Order to improve safety conditions, evading the arrangement.
Daya Trucking, that hauls generate freight under 39 trucks’ operation was served the order on April 23, 2018 following advice that the firm may be an affiliated or reincarnated thing of Ekam Truck Line, from the FMCSA.
The FMCSA reports that the government thing has merged and consolidated authorities records and the safety of Ekam Truck Lines and Daya Tucking.
The FMCSA reports that its analysis found Daya Trucking’s insufficient compliance with Federal Motor Carrier Security Regulations as well to the time and effort to prevent Consent Order in 20 17 into Ekam Truck Lines has generated the entity, “…substantially increases the chance of serious injury or death due to the drivers and the motoring public in the event the operations of Daya Trucking are not discontinued immediately.”

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/newsroom/fmcsa-declares-georgia-trucking-company-be-imminent-hazard-public-safety

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/sites/fmcsa.dot.gov/files/docs/regulations/398231/daya-trucking-ihoos-mar-2018.pdf