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Motor Carrier Review Board
December 15, 2009

Board Members Present:

The following Board members were present: Mark Hutchins, Chair; Alan Quinlan; Bruce Gray; Dale Hanington; David Littlefield; Patrick Sirois; Steven Izer.

BMV Staff Present:

Garry Hinkley, Francis Fox, Patrick Malloy, and Angela Giuffrida

Attorney General's Office:

Bill Laubenstien

Guests:

Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap and Brian Parke, MMTA

 



The Motor Carrier Review Board met on December 15, 2009.  The meeting was called to order at 9:06 AM. Note: The meeting that was schedule for November 13, 2009 was postponed to this December 15th meeting.

Announcements:

Motor Carrier Information:
UCR – registration for 2010 has been delayed pending FMCSA approval of the 2010 fee schedule.

IRP – Maine’s new online IRP processing system has been operational since September 28, 2009.  We have approximately 18 carriers and agents currently using the online version of the system during the warranty period.  Once the warranty period is up, BMV expects to offer online IRP services much more widely than previously. 

CVIEW – CVIEW is currently operational in the field for Commercial Enforcement for FTA, UCR, IFTA and Maine Only Fuel licenses, and IRP registration information.  CVIEW is available to MCRB members upon request.

Kittery I-95 Automated Commercial Vehicle Screening System – Garry reported the project is coming along nicely.  The project is currently in the operational testing stage.  Maine State Police will begin training in January to use the facility.

BMV Computer Systems:
Bull Migration Project –
Motor Carrier Services Overlimit Permits module is scheduled to go live in January, 2010.
Operating Authority module is well under way and should be operational in February, 2010.

Special Presentation:

Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap addressed the Board to make a special presentation to Dale Hanington who was participating in his last Board meeting.  Dale was one of the original board members when the Motor Carrier Review Board was founded thirteen years ago and has served faithfully on the Board since its inception.  The Secretary of State presented Dale with a plaque in appreciation for his years of dedicated leadership and service.

Correspondence:

There were six letters for the Board’s attention.  The board took each letter under consideration during the respective carrier review.

The Board received a letter:

  • dated July 6, 2009, from Michael Baroni, Director of Warehousing for Mill Stores, regarding Drive-O-Rama.
  • dated August 6, 2009, from Anthony DelMonaco, Safety Director for Thomas DiCenzo.
  • dated October 23, 2009, from Henrik M. Stavang, Office Manager for Orland Dwelley & Son, Inc.
  • dated October 29, 2009, from Angel Bell, Transportation Manager for F.S. Transportation LLC.
  • on November 9, 2009, from Susan Dubay on behalf of Dubay Trucking Inc.
  • on December 14, 2009, from Raymond Erb, owner of Newport Metals and Newport Transportation.

Review of “A” Carriers:

Reinzo Trucking LLC – USDOT Number 1599307
RSR 182.86; No Further Action; Dale/Bruce - Unanimous
Reinzo Trucking LLC, of Greenfield, Maine is an intrastate for-hire/private property carrier of wood chips operating 2 power units and 2 CDL drivers.

During the review period (January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008), the carrier had 15 violations (one serious) for a total of 51.2 points, including 1 falsifying log book, 8 operating over posted weight, 2 inadequate tires, 1 operating over width, 1 speeding in a commercial motor vehicle 0-14 mph over limit, and 2 failure to provide proof of commercial inspection.  The carrier’s estimated Maine mileage (based on IRP registration) is 28,000 miles resulting in a RSR of 182.86.

After the review period the carrier had four violations (none serious) including 2 operating beyond over limit permit and 2 inoperative lights.

The carrier also has sixteen outstanding FTA suspensions.

The carrier has a current Vehicle SEA of 88.52.  The carrier is in SafeStat category F, and has a MCSIP Step of 0 (not targeted) and an ISS2 score of 80 (inspect).  This is the carrier’s first full review. 

The carrier’s supplemental questionnaire has not been received.  According to the information obtained from the Bureau of Corporations, the carrier has been administratively dissolved for failure to file its annual report.  The company’s plates have been picked up by the Bureau’s Office of Investigations and the company has filed for bankruptcy.

Documents for the record:

  1. MCRB Summary
  2. MCMIS Safety Profile
  3. SafeStat History
  4. Query Central Snapshot

Brad McKechnie – USDOT Number 913527
RSR 19.87; Recommended Suspension to remain in effect until the carrier furnishes the supplemental questionnaire and a safety plan which is acceptable to the Board; Dale/Alan - Unanimous
Brad McKechnie, dba Boyz Express, of Passadumkeag, Maine is an intrastate exempt for-hire carrier of logs, poles, beams, and lumber operating 3 power units and 2 CDL drivers.

During the review period, the carrier had 11 violations (none serious) for a total of 29.8 points, including 3 operating over posted weight, 2 defective brake hose, 1 defective equipment, 2 inadequate tires, 2 failure to provide proof of commercial inspection, and 1 failure to display fuel decal.  The carrier’s reported Maine mileage is 150,000 miles resulting in a RSR of 19.87.

After the review period, the carrier had 4 violations including 1 excess vehicle weight, 1 operating over posted weight, and 2 failure to provide proof of commercial inspection.

The carrier has a current Driver SEA of 74.00 and Vehicle SEA of 95.47.  The carrier is in SafeStat Category F with a MCSIP Step of 0 (not targeted), and an ISS2 score of 94 (inspect).  This is the carrier’s first full review; the carrier was issued a warning letter after its first preliminary review.

The carrier’s supplemental questionnaire has not been received.

Documents for the record:

  1. MCRB Summary
  2. MCMIS Safety Profile
  3. SafeStat History
  4. Query Central Snapshot

Leland N Suitter, Jr – USDOT Number 906098
RSR 15.07; No Further Action; Dale/Bruce - Unanimous
Leland N Suitter, Jr., dba Suitters Trucking, of Houlton, Maine is an interstate for-hire carrier of fresh produce and wood chips operating 2 power units and 2 CDL drivers.

During the review period (January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008), the carrier had 12 violations (none serious) for a total of 41.5 points, including 1 unsafe commercial motor vehicle, 2 excess vehicle weight, 1 operating beyond road restrictions, 2 operating over posted weight, 2 inadequate brakes, 1 defective equipment, 1 inadequate tires, 1 inadequate suspension, and 1 speeding in a commercial motor vehicle 0-14 mph over limit.  The carrier’s Maine mileage is 275,301 miles resulting in a RSR of 15.07.

After the review period, the carrier had 10 violations (none serious) including 1 excess vehicle weight, 4 operating over posted weight, 1 inadequate brakes, 1 inadequate tires, 1 inadequate suspension, and 2 failure to provide proof of commercial inspection.

The carrier had one accident during the review period.

The carrier is suspended for failure to comply with UCR and failure to pay HVUT and has eight outstanding FTA suspensions.

The carrier has a current Driver SEA of 55.47 and a Vehicle SEA of 99.80.  The carrier is in SafeStat category F with a MCSIP Step of 0 (not targeted) and an ISS2 score of 85 (inspect).

This is the carrier’s first full review.

The carrier’s supplemental questionnaire has not been received.  All plates have been returned/picked up by the Bureau’s Office of Investigations and the detective indicated the carrier was out of business.

 Documents for the record:

  1. MCRB Summary
  2. MCMIS Safety Profile
  3. SafeStat History
  4. Query Central Snapshot

Follow Up of “B” Carriers (From June 16, 2009 Meeting):

McGary Forestry – USDOT 1703211:
Letter B Continuance from June 16, 2009
Letter A; Dale/Bruce - Unanimous
The carrier has not submitted the supplemental questionnaire.  Four requests for the supplemental questionnaire have been sent to the carrier; we have a delivery receipt for the third request.  There are no new violations to report since the last meeting; the last violation was in April 2009.  The carrier has a current Vehicle SEA of 74.00.

Drive O Rama – USDOT Number 301696:
No Further Action; Dale/Pat - Unanimous
The supplemental questionnaire was received on July 16, 2009; the carrier reported 14,580 Maine miles; the RSR is now 122.77.  There are two new violations to report from March 2009: 1 inadequate brakes and 1 defective steering.

The Board reviewed a letter from Michael Baroni, Director of Warehousing for Mill Stores.

G R Logging Inc – USDOT Number 340531:
No Further Action; Dale/Dave - Unanimous
The supplemental questionnaire was received on June 24, 2009; there are no changes to report.

Thomas Dicenzo Inc – USDOT Number 18921:
No Further Action; Dale/David - Unanimous
The supplemental questionnaire was received on August 6, 2009; the carrier indicated he did not track mileage but reported and attested to 5,100 miles for calendar year 2008 on his fuel license renewal and 180 IFTA miles.  That would equate to an updated RSR of 509.47.

There are five new violations to report: 1 speeding in a commercial motor vehicle greater than 14 mph over limit, 1 defective suspension, 1 failure to provide proof of commercial inspection, 1 unsecured load, and 1 inoperable lights.

The Board reviewed a letter from Anthony DelMonaco, Safety Director for Thomas DiCenzo, in response to questions #13 and #14 on the supplemental questionnaire.

Dana L Brown – USDOT Number 459157
No Further Action; Steve/Bruce - Unanimous
The supplemental questionnaire was received on August 3, 2009.   The carrier’s updated IFTA mileage as reported is 102,745 miles which lowers the RSR to 21.22.  The carrier has no new violations to report.

Jonathan Coburn – USDOT 771815:
No Further Action; Dale/Bruce - Unanimous
The carrier’s supplemental questionnaire was received August 10, 2009.  The carrier reported 426,529 Maine miles which lowers the RSR to 9.57.  The carrier also reported 296,000 Maine miles for calendar 2008 on his 2009-2010 Maine fuel license application.

The carrier has three new violations to report: 1 operating over posted weight, 1 defective suspension, and 1 inoperable lights.

B & R Bartlett Enterprises Inc – USDOT 697642:
No Further Action; Alan/Bruce - Unanimous
The carrier’s supplemental questionnaire was received on July 14, 2009.  The carrier’s reported Maine mileage is 212,000 which lowers the RSR to 13.44.  There are no new violations to report.

Top Twenty Carriers (review period 06/01/2008 to 05/31/2009):

1. Gerald McAvoy - USDOT Number 312418

Recalculated RSR 50.11; No Action; Bruce/Alan - Unanimous
This is a continuance of a June 16, 2009 preliminary review for the period 01/01/2008 to 12/31/2008.

Gerald McAvoy of Benedicta, Maine is an interstate exempt for-hire/private property carrier of fresh produce, grain, feed, hay, and wood chips operating 4 power units and 3 CDL drivers. (MC Number is inactive)

During the review period, the carrier had 5 violations (none serious) for a total of 16.5 points, including 1 excess vehicle weight, 2 operating over posted weight, 1 defective brake hose, and 1 speeding in a commercial motor vehicle 0-14 mph over limit.  The carrier filed fuel tax returns reporting 37,223 Maine miles resulting in a RSR of 44.33.

After the review period the carrier had six violations (1 serious) including 1 operating over 10 hours, 1 excess vehicle weight, 2 operating over posted weight, 1 operating commercial without registration, and 1 no display of lights on trailer.

The carrier has a current Driver SEA of 63.47, a Vehicle SEA of 77.99, and a Safety Management SEA of 70.27.  The carrier is in SafeStat Category F, with a MCSIP Step of 0 (not targeted), and an ISS2 score of 76 (inspect).  This is the carrier’s fourth preliminary review; the carrier had a full review in December 2003 which resulted in a “No Action” recommendation.

The carrier responded to the Board’s request for Maine highway mileage and reported 32,927 Maine miles resulting in a recalculated RSR of 50.11.  The carrier also provided additional explanation regarding some of the violations.  The mileage reported in the supplement questionnaire conflicts with the mileage reported on the carrier’s IFTA fuel returns which was actually higher.

2. Western Express Inc - USDOT Number 511412

RSR 22.65; No Action; Dale/Alan - Unanimous
This is a continuance of a June 16, 2009 preliminary review for the period 01/01/2008 to 12/31/2008.

Western Express Inc, of Nashville, Tennessee is an interstate for-hire carrier of general freight, metal, logs, poles, beams, lumber, building materials, intermodal containers, beverages, and paper products operating 1768 power units and 1788 CDL drivers.

During the review period, the carrier had 155 violations (35 serious) for a total of 497.9 points, including 19 falsifying log book, 1 operating over 14 hour rule, 1 operating without duty status log, 6 operating over 11 hours, 2 operating over 60/70 rule, 6 operating with unqualified driver, 2 operating without previous 7 days log, 11 log not current, 4 operating beyond road restriction, 1 inadequate brakes, 21 unsecured load, 8 inoperative lights, 3 defective brake hose, 4 inadequate tires, 6 failure to provide proof of commercial inspection, 7 illegal attachment of plates, 51 operating intrastate without commercial registration, and 2 failure to comply with IRP.  The carrier’s reported Maine mileage is 2,198,635 miles resulting in a RSR of 22.65.

After the review period, the carrier had 109 violations (three serious) including 3 operating with unqualified driver, 1 inadequate brakes, 1 defective  steering, 1 inoperative breakaway device, 55 unsecured load, 3 no display of lights on trailer, 2 defective brake hose, 2 inoperative lights, 1 inadequate/defective equipment, 4 inadequate tires, 3 failure to stop at weigh station, 1 speeding in a commercial motor vehicle 0-14 mph over limit, 1 failure to provide proof of commercial inspection, 8 illegal attachment of plates, 21 operating intrastate without commercial registration, 1 failure to correct defects, and 1 use of flame producing device.

The carrier had four accidents in Maine during the review period (1 resulting in injury) and three accidents in Maine after the review period (1 resulting in injury).

The carrier has a current Accident SEA of 97.20, a Driver SEA of 72.01, a Vehicle SEA of 35.66, and a Safety Management SEA of 65.00.  The carrier is in SafeStat Category D, with a MCSIP Step of 10 (targeted), and an ISS2 score of 92 (inspect).  This is the carrier’s fourth preliminary review; the carrier had a full review in June 2004 which resulted in a “No Action” recommendation.

The Board reviewed information provided by Western Express on August 3, 2009 in response to the Board’s request for additional information

3. Trans Spec Truck Service Inc – USDOT Number 822521

RSR 677.46; No Action; Dale/Bruce - Unanimous
Trans Spec Truck Service Inc, of Millbury, Massachusetts is an interstate for-hire carrier of liquids, gases, and dry bulk commodities operating 51 power units (31 hazmat) and 45 CDL drivers.

During the review period, the carrier had 8 violations (three serious) for a total of 36.0 points, including 3 operating without duty status log, 4 excess vehicle weight, and 1 failure to comply with IRP.  The carrier reported 5,314 Maine miles (IFTA CH) resulting in a RSR of 677.46.

The carrier had one accident in Maine during the review period.

The carrier has a current Accident SEA of 38.94, a Driver SEA of 53.76, a Vehicle SEA of 88.59, and a Safety Management SEA of 48.10.  The carrier is in SafeStat Category F, with a MCSIP Step of 0 (not targeted), and an ISS2 score of 80 (inspect).  This is the carrier’s first preliminary review.

4. FS Transportation LLC – USDOT Number 788453

Recalculated RSR 2.56; Dropped from Top Twenty
FS Transportation LLC, of Plymouth, Maine is an interstate for-hire carrier of garbage, refuse, trash, and dry bulk commodities operating 13 power units and 13 CDL drivers.

During the review period, the carrier had 7 violations (none serious) for a total of 19.3 points, including 2 excess vehicle weight, 1 speeding in a commercial motor vehicle greater than 14 mph over limit, 1 inadequate brakes, 1 failure to provide proof of commercial inspection, and 2 failure to display name on truck.  The carrier reported 2,932 Maine miles (FUID) resulting in a RSR of 658.25.

After the review period, the carrier had 1 violation for inadequate suspension.

The carrier has a current Driver SEA of 35.33 and a Vehicle SEA of 67.83.  The carrier is in SafeStat Category H, and has a MCSIP Step of 0 (not targeted) and an ISS2 score of 42 (pass).  This is the carrier’s first preliminary review.

The Board also has a letter before it from Angel Bell, Transportation Manager on behalf of the carrier.  The letter gives additional information regarding the violations and company actions taken in response to those violations.

The carrier was contacted regarding Maine mileage.  The company is owned by WeCare Transportation (USDOT Number 787182) based in New York.  IFTA mileage is reported through New York.  The total Maine miles including the mileage reported for the carrier by WeCare Transportation is 754,396 miles lowering the RSR to 2.56 resulting in the carrier being dropped from the top twenty.

5. Benjamin G Roundy – USDOT Number 1766607

RSR 396.00; Letter B; Dale/Steve - Unanimous
Benjamin G Roundy, dba Dirt Diggers Construction, of East Newport, Maine is an intrastate private property carrier of construction equipment operating 2 power units and 1 CDL driver.

During the review period, the carrier had 5 violations (none serious) for a total of 19.8 points, including 4 excess vehicle weight and 1 operating over posted weight.  The carrier's reported Maine mileage is 5,000 miles (FUID) resulting in a RSR of 396.00.

The carrier has a current Vehicle SEA of 74.00.  The carrier is in SafeStat Category H, and has a MCSIP Step of 0 (not targeted) and an ISS2 score of 53 (optional).  This is the carrier’s 1st preliminary review.

6. Brett E Davis – USDOT Number 772155

RSR 129.05; Letter B; Bruce/Dale - Unanimous
Brett E Davis, dba BE Davis and Son Transportation, of Canaan, Maine is an interstate private property carrier of motor vehicles, machinery, liquids, gases, and construction equipment operating 1 power unit and 1 CDL driver.

During the review period, the carrier had 6 violations (none serious) for a total of 19.1 points, including 2 excess vehicle weight, 1 unsecured load, 1 inoperative lights, 1 inadequate tires, and 1 operating over width.  The carrier’s reported Maine mileage is 14,800 miles (IFTA CH) resulting in a RSR of 129.05.

After the review period the carrier had 3  violations: 1 speeding in a commercial motor vehicle 0-14 mph over limit, 1 evasion of registration fees/taxes, and 1 illegal operation of a motor vehicle (illegal attachment of plates?).

The carrier has a current Driver SEA of 72.24, a Vehicle SEA of 64.78, and a Safety Management SEA of 96.09.  The carrier is in SafeStat Category H and has a MCSIP Step of 0 (not targeted) and an ISS2 score of 73 (optional).  This is the carrier’s first preliminary review.

7. Newport Transportation LLC – USDOT Number 1158543

RSR 60.11; No Action; Alan/Dale - Unanimous
Newport Transportation LLC, of Newport, Maine is an interstate private property carrier of metal coils/sheets/rolls, motor vehicles, and scrap metal operating 2 power units and 2 CDL drivers.

During the review period, the carrier had 11 violations (none serious) for a total of 31.2 points, including 2 excess vehicle weight, 1 inadequate brakes, 1 unsecured load, 1 inoperative lights, 1 defective equipment, 2 inadequate tires, 1 operating over height, 1 failure to provide evidence of insurance, and 1 failure to display fuel decal.  The carrier’s reported Maine mileage is 51,905 miles (IFTA CH + FUID) resulting in a RSR of 60.11.

After the review period, the carrier had 2 violations: 1 inadequate brakes and 1 defective steering.

The carrier had one accident resulting in injury during the review period.

The carrier has a current Accident SEA of 90.74, a Vehicle SEA of 97.99, and a Safety Management SEA of 65.00.  The carrier is in SafeStat Category B (ranked 13th worse in the state), with a MCSIP Step of 10 (targeted), and an ISS2 score of 98 (inspect).  This is the carrier’s first preliminary review.

The Board reviewed a letter from Raymond Erb, owner of Newport Metals and Newport Transportation, regarding steps the carrier has taken to improve its safety record.

8. Triple J Trucking & Firewood Inc – USDOT Number 1549741

RSR 50.85; No Action; Alan/Bruce - Unanimous
Triple J Trucking & Firewood Inc, of Garfield Plt, Maine is an interstate for-hire carrier of logs, poles, beams, and lumber operating 4 power units and 2 CDL drivers.

During the review period, the carrier had 5 violations (none serious) for a total of 18.5 points, including 1 excess vehicle weight, 2 operating over posted weight, 1 inadequate brakes, and 1 unsecured load.  The carrier’s reported Maine mileage is 36,378 miles (FUID) resulting in a RSR of 50.85.

After the review period, the carrier had 1 violation for inoperable lights.

The carrier has a current Vehicle SEA of 74.00.  The carrier is in SafeStat Category H, and has a MCSIP Step of 0 (not targeted), and an ISS2 score of 53 (optional).  This is the carrier’s first preliminary review.

9. DTL Inc – USDOT Number 1038812

RSR 50.11; Letter B; Dale/Bruce - Unanimous
DTL Inc, of Northeast, Pennsylvania (Ripley, NY physical address) is an interstate for-hire/private property carrier of general freight, building materials, fresh produce, mail, refrigerated food, beverages, and paper products operating 4 power units and 4 CDL drivers.

During the review period, the carrier had 10 violations (none serious) for a total of 16.8 points, including 1 inoperative lights, 1 inadequate safety device, 4 failure to provide proof of commercial inspection, 1 operating without authority license, 1 operating intrastate commercial without registration, and 2 failure to comply with IRP.  The carrier’s reported Maine mileage is 33,525 miles (IFTA CH) resulting in an RSR of 50.11.

The carrier is currently suspended in Maine for failure to appear in court and has been placed out-of-service by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

The carrier has a current Driver SEA of 96.41, a Vehicle SEA of 71.52, and a Safety Management SEA of 65.00.  The carrier is in SafeStat Category E with a MCSIP Step of 57 (targeted - OOS), and an ISS2 score of 90 (inspect).  This is the carrier’s first preliminary review.

10. Ronald Carter – USDOT Number 687485

RSR 47.40; Letter B; Dale/Steve - Unanimous
Ronald Carter, dba Ronald Carter Trucking, of Dixmont, Maine is an intrastate exempt for-hire carrier of logs, poles, beams, and lumber operating 2 power units and 1 CDL driver.

During the review period, the carrier had 7 violations (none serious) for a total of 23.7 points, including 2 excess vehicle weight, 1 speeding in a commercial motor vehicle greater than 14 mph over limit, 1 operating over posted weight, 1 inadequate brakes, 1 safety device, and 1 failure to provide proof of commercial inspection.  The carrier’s reported Maine mileage is 50,000 miles (FUID) resulting in an RSR of 47.40.

The carrier has a Vehicle SEA of 84.19.  The carrier is in SafeStat Category F with a MCSIP Step of 0 (not targeted) and an ISS2 score of 78 (inspect).  This is the carrier’s first preliminary review.

11. Jeffrey Griffin – USDOT Number 754015

RSR 47.35; Letter B; Bruce/Alan - Unanimous
Jeffrey Griffin, dba J & C Trucking, of Edmunds, Maine is an intrastate exempt for-hire/private property carrier of paper products and construction equipment operating 6 power units and 1 CDL driver.

During the review period, the carrier had 5 violations (none serious) for a total of 16.1 points, including 1 excess vehicle weight, 2 operating over posted weight, 1 inadequate tires, and 1 failure to provide proof of commercial inspection.  The carrier’s reported Maine mileage is 34,000 miles (FUID) resulting in an RSR of 47.35.

The carrier has a Vehicle SEA of 71.60.  The carrier is in SafeStat Category H and has a MCSIP Step of 0 (not targeted) and an ISS2 score of 45 (pass).  This is the carrier’s first preliminary review.

12. Precision Logging and Landclearing Inc – USDOT Number 1604417

RSR 23.97; Letter B; Bruce/Alan - Unanimous
Precision Logging and Landclearing Inc, of Deblois, Maine is an intrastate exempt for-hire/private property carrier of logs, poles, beams, lumber, and wood chips operating 1 power unit and 1 CDL driver.

During the review period, the carrier had 7 violations (none serious) for a total of 12.1 points, including 1 inadequate tires, 2 operating beyond overlimit permit, 2 failure to provide proof of commercial inspection, 1 failure to display name on truck, and 1 failure to display fuel decal.  The carrier’s reported Maine mileage is 50,486 miles (FUID) resulting in an RSR of 23.97.

After the review period the carrier had 1 violation for an unsecured load.

The carrier has a current Vehicle SEA of 94.42.  The carrier is in SafeStat Category F with a MCSIP Step of 0 (not targeted) and an ISS2 score of 83 (inspect).  This is the carrier’s first preliminary review.

13. K M Morin Logging Inc – USDOT Number 756454

RSR 17.45; No Action; Dale/Bruce - Unanimous
K M Morin Logging Inc, of Clinton, Maine is an intrastate exempt for-hire carrier of logs, poles, beams, lumber, and wood chips operating 3 power units and 3 CDL drivers.

During the review period, the carrier had 6 violations (none serious) for a total of 19.2 points, including 1 excess vehicle weight, 1 speeding in a commercial motor vehicle greater than 14 mph over limit, 2 operating over posted weight, and 2 failure to provide proof of commercial inspection.  The carrier’s reported Maine mileage is 110,000 miles (FUID) resulting in an RSR of 17.45.

The carrier has a current Vehicle SEA of 52.43.  The carrier is in SafeStat Category H and has a MCSIP Step of 0 (not targeted) and an ISS2 score of 33 (pass).  This is the carrier’s first preliminary review.

14. Central Maine Equipment LLC – USDOT Number 1659478

RSR 16.30; Letter B; Alan/Dale - Unanimous
Central Maine Equipment LLC, of West Paris, Maine is an intrastate private property carrier of logs, poles, beams, lumber, machinery, and equipment operating 2 power units and 5 CDL drivers.

During the review period, the carrier had 7 violations (none serious) for a total of 16.3 points, including 2 operating over posted weight, 1 defective equipment, 1 failure to flag extended load, 1 failure to provide proof of commercial inspection, and 2 operating intrastate commercial without registration.  The carrier’s reported Maine mileage is 100,000 miles (FUID) resulting in an RSR of 16.30.

The carrier had 3 violations after the review period, including 2 failure to provide proof of commercial inspections and 1 failure to display name on truck.

The carrier is in SafeStat Category H and has a MCSIP Step of 0 (not targeted) and an ISS2 score of 10 (pass).  This is the carrier’s first preliminary review.

15. Orland Dwelley and Son Inc – USDOT Number 737458

RSR 15.80; No Action; Dale/Bruce - Unanimous
Orland Dwelley and Son Inc, of Waite, Maine is an interstate for-hire/private property carrier of logs, poles, beams, lumber, and machinery operating 13 power units and 5 CDL drivers.

During the review period, the carrier had 12 violations (one serious) for a total of 41.6 points, including 1 operating under the influence in a commercial motor vehicle, 2 defective steering, 1 excess vehicle weight, 1 operating over posted weight, 2 inadequate brakes, 1 unsecured load, 1 inadequate tires, 1 operating beyond overlimit permit, and 2 failure to provide proof of commercial inspection.  The carrier’s reported Maine mileage is 263,272 miles (IFTA + FUID) resulting in an RSR of 15.80.

The carrier has a current Driver SEA of 50.46 and a Vehicle SEA of 98.97.  The carrier is in SafeStat Category F with a MCSIP Step of 0 (not targeted) and an ISS2 score of 85 (inspect).  This is the carrier’s fifth preliminary review; the carrier was issued two previous warning letters.

The Board reviewed a letter from Henrik M. Stavang, Office Manager for Orland Dwelley & Son Inc.  The letter gives additional information regarding the company’s response to the operating under the influence conviction.

16. Dubay Trucking Inc – USDOT Number 462562

RSR 15.04; No Action; Dale/Alan - Unanimous
Dubay Trucking Inc, of Saint Francis, Maine is an interstate exempt for-hire carrier of logs, poles, beams, lumber, and forestry products operating 1 power unit and 1 CDL driver.

During the review period, the carrier had 11 violations (none serious) for a total of 35.1 points, including 1 log not current, 2 excess vehicle weight, 1 speeding in a commercial motor vehicle greater than 14 mph over limit, 2 operating over posted weight, 1 inadequate tires, 1 operating without medical certificate, 1 failure to provide evidence of insurance, 1 operating beyond overlimit permit, and 1 failure to provide proof of commercial inspection.  The carrier’s reported Maine mileage is 233,390 miles (IFTA CH) resulting in an RSR of 15.04.

The carrier has a current Driver SEA of 30.23, a Vehicle SEA of 25.42, and a Safety Management SEA of 98.73.  The carrier is in SafeStat Category G with a MCSIP Step of 0 (not targeted) and an ISS2 score of 74 (optional).  This is the carrier’s first preliminary review.

The Board reviewed a letter from Susan Dubay on behalf of Dubay Trucking Inc. which discussed the carrier’s reduced operation and DOT audit.

Old Business:

Update on suspended carriers:
Peter M. Tufts (USDOT 610576) – still under MCRB suspension

Draft Proposal for MCRB Consideration (Board Handout):
The Board was asked to consider changes to the existing selection process as outlined in the Motor Carrier Review Board Chapter 2: Selection and Review Process Rule in order to more readily identify motor carriers with poor safety and operating records in the State of Maine and get such carriers before the Board for a preliminary review in a more timely fashion.

The Board discussed the pros and cons of the proposed changes.  Several action items resulted from the discussion.

  • The Board will review the proposed list of new violations, and the associated severity factors, to be added to Chapter 2, Appendix A.  The Board decided to append “Distracted Driver” to the list.  The Board will recommend a severity factor to be associated with each new violation at the next meeting.
  • The Board asked the staff to prepare the Top Twenty for the next meeting using the existing procedure and also using the proposed changes to the existing procedure for comparison.

New Business:
None

Next Meeting Date:
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 9:00 AM
Bureau of Motor Vehicles Executive Conference Room

A motion to adjourn the meeting was made at 11:42 AM.
Bruce/Dale - Unanimous



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