The U.S. DOT’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced today that M Y Enterprises Inc., which also does business as University Storage and Moving of Forestville, MD, was fined $1,800 for hours-of-service violations and $9,500 for transporting individual household goods shipments across state lines without proper operating authority.
Under federal regulations, University Storage and Moving, a for-hire motor carrier that primarily hauls household goods, has 60 days to comply with federal motor carrier safety regulations or face shut down and loss of operating authority.
The violations were discovered during a joint safety and commercial investigation conducted by FMCSA’s Washington, DC division office and its household goods enforcement team.
FMCSA says University’s drivers did not comply with a federal hours-of-service regulation that say they must maintain accurate logs of their driving and on-duty activities. Regulations permit drivers to be behind the wheel for 10 hours and then require rest for eight; these regulations also require that drivers not drive after being on duty for more than 70 hours in eight consecutive days.
To transport individual shipments of household goods in interstate transportation, carriers must be registered with FMCSA under common carrier of household goods authority.