FMCSA shuts down North Carolina carrier

Agency says compliance review finds driver, vehicle violations.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) said it placed North Carolina trucking firm Leslie Erickson, which also does business as Les’s Tree and Stump, Inc., out of service back on March 8 following a compliance review back in February.

The agency said the carrier failed to conduct pre-employment background checks on drivers, failed to ensure their compliance with hours-of-service (HOS) rules, did not conduct random drug/alcohol tests, and regularly inspect its vehicles to ensure they met “minimum safety standards.” 

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