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Motor Carrier Review Board
December 14, 2010

Board Members Present:

The following Board members were present: Mark Hutchins, Chair; Alan Quinlan; Brian Parke; Bruce Gray; David Littlefield; Patrick Sirois; Russell Swift.  (Bruce Gray was not present during the first four “A” Carrier reviews.)


BMV Staff Present:

Francis Fox, Patrick Malloy, and Angela Giuffrida


Attorney General's Office:

Bill Laubenstien

 


 

The Motor Carrier Review Board met on December 14, 2010.  The meeting was called to order at 8:53 AM.

Minutes of the September 28, 2010 Board meeting were approved. Brian/David – Unanimous

Announcements:

UCR Registration – 2011 renewals have been mailed and registration is under way.  Enforcement for 2011 will begin on February 1, 2011.

CSA 2010 was launched over this past weekend.  It’s been renamed the Compliance, Safety, and Accountability program.  FMCSA reported some changes: (1) the description of poorly performing carriers was changed from “deficient” to “alert.”, (2) it was decided not to initially use the cargo basic because of questions about the accuracy of the scoring system for cargo securement, and (3) crash data won’t initially be displayed because its scoring accuracy is under review.

Correspondence:

The Board received a faxed letter, not dated, from Robert A. Morrill, owner of RAM Logging LLC.  The Board took the letter under consideration during the review of the carrier.

Review of “A” Carriers:

Almighty Waste Inc – USDOT 655180
RSR 150.00; Continuance with the following conditions: the suspension order for December 15, 2010 is revoked and Mr. Ferland will provide updated mileage information; Brian/Patrick – Unanimous (Six Board Members Present for Vote)

Almighty Waste Inc, of Auburn, Maine, is an intrastate for-hire carrier of garbage, refuse, and trash operating 4 power units (from MCMIS) and 4 CDL drivers (from MCMIS).

During the review period (October 1, 2008 to September 30, 2009) the carrier had 31 violations (none serious) for a total of 93.0 points, including 1 unsafe commercial motor vehicle, 2 operating with defective low air warning, 1 defective steering, 1 excess vehicle weight, 1 speeding in a CMV greater than 14 mph over limit, 3 inadequate brakes, 2 unsecured load, 6 inoperative lights, 2 defective brake hose, 1 inadequate defective equipment, 4 inadequate tires, 1 inadequate suspension, 1 failure to display flags/flares, 1 failure to provide proof of commercial inspection, and 4 inadequate fire extinguisher.  The carrier’s reported Maine mileage is 62,000 (FUID) miles resulting in an RSR of 150.00.

The carrier had two accidents during the review period, one resulting in injury.

After the review period the carrier had 30 violations (none serious), including 1 defective steering, 3 excess vehicle weight, 1 inadequate brakes, 1 unsecured load, 4 inoperative lights, 1 inadequate defective equipment, 6 inadequate tires, 1 towing without safety chains, 1 operating without medical certificate, 1 inadequate safety device, 1 failure to provide proof of commercial inspection, 2 inadequate fire extinguisher, 3 expired inspection, 1 operating intrastate commercial without registration, 1 failure to display name on truck, 1 operating without ID device, and 1 failing to use seat belt.

The carrier has a current Accident SEA of 83.36, a Driver SEA of 70.91, a Vehicle SEA of 85.62, and a Safety Management SEA of 89.94.  The carrier is in SafeStat Category B with a MCSIP Step of 0 (not targeted) and an ISS inspection value of 99 (inspect).  The carrier is the second worst rated Maine intrastate carrier in SafeStat.

This is the carrier’s third full review; the carrier had two full reviews (September 2002 and August 2003), each with one or more continuances.  Both reviews ended in a “No Further Action” finding.

The chronology of events leading to this review is as follows:

A preliminary review of the carrier was held on March 23, 2010. The board issued a warning letter (Letter B) and requested additional supplemental information along with a copy of the carrier’s safety plan.

On June 15, 2010 the Board held a follow up hearing (Letter B review) on the carrier.  The carrier had not submitted a safety plan as requested.  The carrier submitted a supplemental questionnaire which was received on May 6, 2010, but no Maine highway mileage was reported.  The Board recommended a full review of the carrier (Letter A).

On September 28, 2010 the Board held a full review.  The carrier was not in attendance.  The carrier submitted a safety plan which was received on July 19, 2010. The carrier reported 62,000 Maine miles (2009 calendar year) on its 2010-2011 Maine Only Fuel License Application which was used to calculate the RSR of 135.16 since no mileage was provided on the supplemental questionnaire.  The Board recommended a continuance of the full review along with a suspension to take effect after its December 14, 2010 Board meeting if the carrier did not appear in person before the Board to answer questions posed by the Board and did not submit, within 30 days of the request, an updated supplemental questionnaire with Maine mileage for the review period, an equipment list with detailed vehicle information, and a thorough explanation as to exactly what steps the carrier is taking to improve vehicle maintenance and safety.

A notice of suspension was mailed to the carrier on October 6, 2010.  Upon request of the carrier’s attorney, the notice of suspension was revised to start the 30 day appeal period on the suspension date of December 15, 2010.  The revised notice was mailed on October 12, 2010.

The carrier submitted an updated questionnaire, an equipment list, and a letter to address steps taken to improve maintenance and safety on November 16, 2010.  The carrier reported 257,273 Maine miles on the questionnaire which is in conflict with the mileage reported on the carrier’s 2010-2011 Maine Only Fuel License Application.

Documents for the record:

  1. MCRB Summary
  2. Supplemental Information Form
  3. Almighty Waste Truck/Equipment List
  4. Almighty Waste Letter and Attachments
  5. MCMIS Safety Profile
  6. SafeStat History
  7. Query Central Snapshot

Scott Ferland, owner of Almighty Waste Inc and several related entities, was present to testify on behalf of the company.  Mr. Ferland explained the discrepancy in the reported mileage and also noted that the violations under consideration were for all four of his companies while the reported mileage was only for Almighty Waste Inc.  The company terminated problem drivers, disposed of or replaced older equipment, and hired a state licensed inspection mechanic to address safety issues.  Mr. Ferland also separated his companies (unique USDOT Numbers) so that violations will be correctly assigned in the future.

Re-Harvest Inc – USDOT Number 1427759
RSR 105.65; No Further Action; Alan/David – Unanimous (Five Board Members Present for Vote)
Re-Harvest Inc, of Portland, Maine is an intrastate private property carrier of garbage, refuse, trash, paper products and recycle materials operating 5 power units and 5 CDL drivers.

During the review period (January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009), the carrier had 22 violations (none serious) for a total of 65.1 points, including 1 unsafe commercial motor vehicle, 1 defective steering, 3 inadequate brakes, 1 unsecured load, 7 inoperative lights, 1 defective brake hose, 1 defective coupling, 1 defective brake adjustment, 1 inadequate suspension, 4 failure to provide proof of commercial inspection, and 1 operating intrastate commercial without registration.  The carrier reported 61,621 Maine miles (IFTA CH & FUID) resulting in an RSR of 105.65.

After the review period, the carrier had 49 violations (none serious), including 1 defective steering, 8 inadequate brakes, 1 unsecured load, 6 defective brake hose, 1 defective frame, 6 inoperative lights, 1 defective brake adjustment, 13 inadequate defective equipment, 5 inadequate suspension, 1 failure to provide evidence of insurance, 1 failure to display flags or flares, 1 failure to provide proof of commercial inspection, 1 expired inspection, 1 failure to display name on truck/tractor, 1 failure to display USDOT/MC Number, and 1 failure to comply with IRP.

The carrier has a current Vehicle SEA of 98.35.  The carrier is in SafeStat Category F, with a MCSIP Step of 0 (not targeted) and an ISS inspection value of 84 (inspect).  This is the carrier’s first full review.

The carrier’s supplemental questionnaire was received on November 1, 2010.

Documents for the record:

  1. MCRB Summary
  2. Supplemental Information Form
  3. MCMIS Safety Profile
  4. SafeStat History
  5. Query Central Snapshot

Brian Thomas appeared before the Board on behalf of the carrier.  Mr. Thomas stressed that the safety issues were management related and not the result of issues with the company drivers.  He explained that the company grew faster than its maintenance capabilities.  The company hired a second state inspection licensed mechanic to meet maintenance demands; all state inspections are done at the company’s shop.  Mr. Thomas stated that the company enlisted the help of Public Safety Inspector Jason King.  Mr. King looks at all equipment brought in for service before the equipment is put back on the road.  The company also asked motor carrier inspector Jeffrey Sanborn to do a complete review of the organization.  He helped them get their record keeping in order.  Mr. Thomas stated that the company upgraded some equipment and he explained the circumstances surrounding the violations associated with a recycling trailer that was only pulled once a year.  Finally, Mr. Thomas discussed the business operations of Re-Harvest Inc and several related entities – Megquier Hill Farm Inc, Harvest Hill Farm Inc, and Maine Apple Company LLC.

L R Hamilton Holdings Inc – USDOT Number 795842
RSR 24.94; the Board requested the carrier provide a letter, within 60 days, explaining  the progress made implementing the carrier’s pre-trip inspection procedures and vehicle maintenance plan, otherwise No Further Action; Brian/Patrick – Unanimous (Six Board Members Present for Vote)

L R Hamilton Holdings Inc, dba L R Hamilton Trucking, of Waite, Maine is an intrastate exempt for-hire/private property carrier of logs, poles, beams, lumber, and machinery operating 10 power units and 10 CDL drivers.

During the review period (January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009), the carrier had 52 violations (none serious) for a total of 154.6 points, including 2 defective steering, 3 excess vehicle weight, 3 operating over posted weight, 5 inadequate brakes, 2 unsecured load, 11 inoperative lights, 9 defective brake hose, 2 defective coupling, 6 inadequate tires, 1 defective brake adjustment, 1 inadequate suspension, 1 operating beyond overlimit permit, 5 failure to provide proof of commercial inspection, and 1 inadequate fire extinguisher.  The carrier’s reported Maine mileage is 620,000 miles (FUID) resulting in an RSR of 24.94.

After the review period the carrier had 47 violations (none serious), including 1 operation with defective low air warning, 1 excess vehicle weight, 5 operating over posted weight, 2 inadequate brakes, 1 unsecured load, 7 defective brake hose, 13 inoperative lights, 2 inadequate defective equipment, 8 inadequate tires, 1 inadequate suspension, 1 operating over width, 1 failure to flag extended load, 3 failure to provide proof of commercial inspection, and 1 state registration or plate violation.

The carrier has a current Driver SEA of 46.62 and a Vehicle SEA of 65.99.  The carrier is not categorized in SafeStat, and has a MCSIP Step of 0 (not targeted) and an ISS inspection value of 40 (pass).  This is the carrier’s first full review.

The carrier’s supplemental questionnaire was received November 20, 2010.  No mileage was reported.

Documents for the record:

  1. MCRB Summary
  2. Supplemental Information Form
  3. MCMIS Safety Profile
  4. SafeStat History
  5. Query Central Snapshot

Lyle Hamilton, President, and Denise Hill, Office Manager, for L R Hamilton Holdings Inc appeared before the Board on behalf of the company.  Mr. Hamilton explained that the company initially had two mechanics, and then grew very rapidly to the point where they are running ten trucks and now have four mechanics.  They are interviewing for a weekend mechanic to meet maintenance demands.  He stated that the company worked with motor carrier inspector, Lynn Porter, to get through drug testing and other compliance issues and Trooper McCadden stopped into the shop to talk to staff.  Mr. Hamilton explained that it was a company policy for the drivers to do “walk-around, visual inspections” but there was no documentation of any defects discovered.  The company plans to implement procedures that will document and track maintenance work in conjunction with the hiring of a new weekend mechanic.  The company is also using a new heat shrink wrap on lighting wires to help minimize lighting defects.

Pro Bark Incorporated – USDOT Number 734399
RSR 21.80; No Further Action; Russell/Brian – 5 to 1 In Favor (Six Board Members Present for Vote)
Pro Bark Incorporated, dba Pro Bark, of Plaistow, New Hampshire, is an interstate for-hire/private property carrier of machinery, large objects, wood pellets, mulch, and Class 9 non-bulk hazardous materials operating 9 power units and 4 CDL drivers.

During the review period (January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009), the carrier had 21 violations (none serious) for a total of 70.1 points, including 3 unsafe commercial motor vehicle, 1 excess vehicle weight, 1 operating over posted weight, 2 inadequate brakes, 2 defective brake hose, 5 inoperative lights, 1 inadequate tires, 2 defective brake adjustment, 1 inadequate suspension, 1 failure to provide proof of commercial inspection, 1 inadequate fire extinguisher, and 1 operating intrastate commercial without registration.  The carrier’s reported Maine mileage is 321,577 miles (IFTA CH) resulted in an RSR of 21.80.

The carrier had two injury accidents during the review period.

After the review period, the carrier had 19 violations (none serious), including 5 inadequate brakes, 2 unsecured load, 3 inoperative lights, 2 inadequate tires, 1 defective brake adjustment, 2 inadequate suspension, 1 inadequate fire extinguisher, 1 operating intrastate commercial without registration, 1 oil and/or gas leak, and 1 obstructed license plate.

The carrier has a current Accident SEA of 64.96, a Driver SEA of 56.18, a Vehicle SEA of 83.14, and a Safety Management SEA of 87.27.  The carrier is SafeStat category C with a MCSIP Step of 6 (targeted) and an ISS inspection value of 92 (inspect).  This is the carrier’s first full review.

The carrier’s supplemental questionnaire was received November 4, 2010.

Documents for the record:

  1. MCRB Summary
  2. Supplemental Information Form
  3. MCMIS Safety Profile
  4. SafeStat History
  5. Query Central Snapshot

Peter Brown, Treasurer, appeared before the Board representing Pro Bark.  Mr. Brown gave a brief overview of the company’s operation and then explained some of the steps the company has undertaken to address safety issues.  He noted the company has downsized the fleet to three power units, taken the older equipment off the road, hired a second mechanic to address brake issues, and begun to use LED lights to address lighting issues.  He also stated the company put GPS in the power units in order to know what roads the drivers were traveling on and placed security cameras in the yard to make sure drivers were making their pre-trip inspections when leaving at 2-3 a.m.  The drivers are now required to complete a pre-trip checklist and the checklists are spot checked by the dispatcher.  Mr. Brown also explained the circumstances surrounding the company’s two accidents.

Laura Gould – USDOT Number 1744100
RSR 60.50; No Further Action; Patrick/Brian – 6 to 0 In Favor with 1 Abstention
Laura Gould, dba LAG Transport, of Wilton, Maine is an interstate for-hire carrier of logs, poles, beams, lumber, bark mulch, and wood chips operating 1 power unit and 1 CDL driver.

During the review period (January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009), the carrier had 22 violations (none serious) for a total of 68.5 points, including 2 operating with defective low air warning, 1 defective steering, 1 speeding in a CMV greater than 14 mph over limit, 1 inadequate brakes, 1 inoperative breakaway device, 2 inoperative lights, 8 defective brake hose, 2 defective equipment, 2 inadequate tires, 1 speeding in a CMV 0-14 mph over limit, and 1 failure to provide proof of commercial inspection.  The carrier’s reported Maine mileage is 113,228 miles (IFTA CH) resulting in a RSR of 60.50.

The carrier had one accident during the review period.

After the review period, the carrier had 7 violations (none serious), including 4 inoperative lights, 1 dimension violation, 1 failure to provide proof of commercial inspection, and 1 state registration/license plate violation.

The carrier has a current Accident SEA of 87.47, a Driver SEA of 57.78, a Vehicle SEA of 80.01, and a Safety Management SEA of 84.37.  The carrier is in SafeStat Category B, with a MCSIP Step of 10 (targeted), and an ISS inspection value of 99 (inspect).  This is the carrier’s first full review.

The carrier’s supplemental questionnaire was received on November 1, 2010.

Documents for the record:

  1. MCRB Summary
  2. Supplemental Information Form
  3. MCMIS Safety Profile
  4. SafeStat History

Query Central Snapshot

Joe Gould, representing Laura Gould/LAG Transport appeared before the Board.  Mr. Gould discussed some of the violations and the situations surrounding the violations.  He stated the company had downsized the number of power units and terminated problem drivers to address safety issues.  Mr. Gould said he performs the majority of the maintenance work with another mechanic that helps him out and he personally works on the equipment every weekend.  He is using LED lights when correcting a lighting issue to cut down on lighting violations. 

Sam’s Transportation Inc – USDOT Number 268904
RSR 34.94; the Board requested the carrier submit a safety plan specifically to include information regarding the training provided to drivers and staff responsible for safety and the new driver discipline policy, otherwise No Further Action – Russell/Brian - Unanimous

Sam’s Transportation Inc, of Georgetown, Massachusetts is an interstate for-hire carrier of general freight, motor vehicles, garbage, refuse, trash, construction equipment, sand, gravel, dirt, and Class 9 non-bulk hazardous materials operating 22 power units and 29 (28 CDL) drivers.

During the review period (January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009), the carrier had 84 violations (one serious) for a total of 259.7 points, including 1 aggravated gross weight (>19%), 3 unsafe commercial motor vehicle, 2 operating with defective low air warning, 3 defective steering, 2 excess vehicle weight, 2 speeding in a commercial motor vehicle greater than 14 mph over limit, 1 operating over posted weight, 7 inadequate brakes, 10 defective brake hose, 31 inoperative lights, 2 defective equipment, 9 inadequate tires, 2 defective brake adjustment, 2 failure to display flags/flares, 4 failure to provide proof of commercial inspection, 2 operating without operating authority license, and 1 inadequate fire extinguisher.  The carrier’s reported Maine mileage is 743,368 miles (IFTA CH) resulting in an RSR of 34.94.
 
The carrier had two accidents during the review period.

After the review period, the carrier had 83 violations (five serious), including 1 falsifying log book, 2 aggravated gross weight, 1 operating over 15/14 hour rule, 1 operating without duty status log, 13 log not current, 1 defective steering, 1 excess vehicle weight, 1 speeding in a CMV greater than 14 mph over limit, 1 operating over posted weight, 10 inadequate brakes, 14 defective brake hose, 13 inoperative lights, 5 inadequate defective equipment, 3 defective brake adjustment, 2 inadequate suspension, 2 failure to provide proof of commercial inspection, 1 inadequate fire extinguisher, 4 expired inspection, 2 inadequate exhaust, 1 failure to comply with IRP, 1 operating without ID device, 2 no UCR, and 1 obstructed registration plate.

After the review period, the carrier had three accidents.

The carrier has an outstanding FTA/FTP suspension (owes reinstatement fee, fine paid).

The carrier has a current Accident SEA of 96.96, a Driver SEA of 70.29, and a Vehicle SEA of 88.78, and a Safety Management SEA of 87.24.  The carrier is in SafeStat Category A, with a MCSIP Step of 10 (targeted) and an ISS inspection value of 100 (inspect).  This is the carrier’s first full review.

The carrier’s latest supplemental questionnaire was received November 11, 2010.

Documents for the record:

  1. MCRB Summary
  2. Supplemental Information Form
  3. MCMIS Safety Profile
  4. SafeStat History
  5. Query Central Snapshot

Myron Ricker, one of the three owners of Sam’s Transportation Inc, was present to testify on behalf of the company.  Mr. Ricker stated that the carrier had just undergone a federal compliance review (conditional rating) and as a result of the review the carrier had received training, changed policies, and tightened up existing procedures to manage the carrier’s safety issues.  Senior drivers provide driver training and ride along with newer drivers.  The carrier has instituted a progressive discipline program for drivers violating procedures and management is inspecting log books weekly and making sure vehicle defects are noted and repaired.  Mr. Ricker also explained the facts surrounding several of the carrier’s accidents.

Follow Up of “B” Carriers (From September 28, 2010 Meeting):

Horse Logging Inc - USDOT Number 670641
Letter A; Brian/David - Unanimous
The warning letter and supplemental request was sent via FedEx on October 5, 2010.  The FedEx package was refused by Horse Logging Inc on October 8, 2010, and returned to BMV by FedEx.  There are no new violations to report.

The carrier has a current Driver SEA of 83.62 and a Vehicle SEA of 90.07.  The carrier is in SafeStat Category C with a MCSIP Step of 0 (not targeted) and an ISS inspection value of 95 (inspect).

B & J Transportation Inc – USDOT Number 811511
No Further Action; Patrick/Bruce - Unanimous
The warning letter and supplemental request was sent via FedEx on October 5, 2010.  On November 2, 2010 the carrier returned the first page of the supplemental with the company information and the statement: “B & J Transportation Inc is no longer 7/31/2010.” The carrier’s USDOT Number was updated to inactive on December 3, 2010 by the local FMCSA Office.  There are no new violations to report.

The carrier has a current Accident SEA of 88.80, a Driver SEA of 95.48, a Vehicle SEA of 82.42, and a Safety Management SEA of 94.45.  The carrier is in SafeStat Category A with a MCSIP Step of 0 (not targeted) and an ISS inspection value of 100 (inspect).  The carrier has the worst SafeStat safety rating in the state.

Gigs LLC – USDOT Number 368692
No Further Action; Brian/Patrick - Unanimous
The warning letter and supplemental request was sent via FedEx on October 5, 2010 and was returned by FedEx with an explanation: “business closed.”  The carrier’s USDOT Number is still active.  There are no new violations to report. 

The carrier has a current Accident SEA of 48.97, a Driver SEA of 99.80, a Vehicle SEA of 99.33, and a Safety Management SEA of 98.42.  The carrier is in SafeStat Category B with a MCSIP Step of 10 (targeted) and an ISS inspection value of 99 (inspect).

Midwest Price Company LLC – USDOT Number 962148
No Further Action; Brian/Bruce - Unanimous
The warning letter and supplemental request was sent via FedEx on October 5, 2010.  The carrier’s supplemental questionnaire was returned on October 28, 2010.  The carrier reported 1,314,985 Maine miles which results in a recalculated RSR of 6.69.  There are no new violations to report.

The carrier has a current Accident SEA of 53.12, a Vehicle SEA of 85.90, and a Safety Management SEA of 84.37.  The carrier is in SafeStat Category C with a MCSIP Step of 0 (not targeted) and an ISS inspection value of 92 (inspect).

Leavitt Earthworks Co Inc – USDOT Number 804160
No Further Action; Brian/Bruce - Unanimous
The warning letter and supplemental request was sent via FedEx on October 5, 2010.  The carrier’s supplemental questionnaire was returned on October 15, 2010.  The carrier did not report Maine highway mileage.  There are no changes or new violations to report.

The carrier has a current Vehicle SEA of 58.03.  The carrier is not categorized in SafeStat and has a MCSIP Step of 0 (not targeted) and an ISS inspection value of 36 (pass).

Orland Dwelley & Son Inc – USDOT Number 737458
No Further Action; Alan/Patrick – 6 to 1 In Favor
The warning letter and supplemental request was sent via FedEx on October 5, 2010.  Delivery was confirmed on October 6, 2010.  On November 4, 2010 a second request for supplemental information was sent via fax and first class mail.  A call was placed to the carrier on December 2, 2010 to remind the carrier the supplemental had not been received.  The carrier faxed the supplemental on December 8, 2010.  The carrier did not report any mileage or submit fuel reports with the supplemental.

There are eleven new violations to report (none serious), including 1 defective steering, 3 inadequate brakes, 1 defective frame, 4 inadequate tires, 1 inadequate suspension, and 1 failure to provide proof of commercial inspection.

The carrier has a current Driver SEA of 38.20 and a Vehicle SEA of 96.38.  The carrier is in SafeStat Category F with a MCSIP Step of 0 (not targeted) and an ISS inspection value of 83 (inspect). 

Voisine & Sons Logging Inc – USDOT Number 743718
Letter A; Brian/David – 5 to 2 In Favor
The warning letter and supplemental request was sent via FedEx on October 5, 2010.  The carrier’s supplemental questionnaire was received on October 27, 2010.  The carrier reported additional mileage for an owner operator which increased the carrier’s Maine mileage to 296,658 miles resulting in a recalculated RSR of 27.34.  There are no new violations to report.

The carrier has a current Vehicle SEA of 77.62.  The carrier is in SafeStat Category F and has a MCSIP Step of 0 (not targeted) and an ISS inspection value of 76 (inspect). 

T Raymond Forest Products Inc – USDOT Number 603426
No Further Action; Russell/Bruce - Unanimous
The warning letter and supplemental request was sent via FedEx on October 5, 2010.  On November 1, 2010, staff spoke with a company representative regarding the supplemental questionnaire.  It was learned that a speeding violation after the review period should not have been included in the carrier’s list of violations.  The carrier’s MCRB Summary was corrected.  On December 6, 2010 a call was placed to the carrier to remind the carrier the supplemental information had not been submitted.  A company representative indicated the supplemental would be faxed.  The supplemental questionnaire was faxed on December 13, 2010.  There are no new violations to report.

The carrier has a current Vehicle SEA of 81.41.  The carrier is in SafeStat Category F with a MCSIP Step of 0 (not targeted) and an ISS inspection value of 77 (inspect).

Top Twenty Carriers (review period 07/01/2009 to 06/30/2010):

1. The Hay Guy LLC – USDOT Number 1457671

RSR 127.95; Letter B; Patrick/Bruce - Unanimous
The Hay Guy LLC, of Standish, Maine is an interstate for-hire carrier of general freight, fresh produce, grain, feed, hay, and farm supplies operating 1 power unit and 1 CDL driver.

During the review period the carrier had 20 violations (none serious) for a total of 50.40 points, including 1 log not current, 3 inadequate brakes, 5 inoperative lights, 2 inadequate tires, 1 defective brake adjustment, 1 failure to provide evidence of insurance, 4 failure to provide proof of commercial inspection, and 3 operating intrastate commercial without registration.  The carrier’s reported Maine mileage is 39,391 miles (IFTA CH) resulting in an RSR of 127.95.

After the review period the carrier had 26 violations (none serious), including 1 unsafe commercial motor vehicle, 1 defective steering, 2 inadequate brakes, 3 defective brake hose, 3 inoperative lights, 5 inadequate defective equipment, 2 defective brake adjustment, 5 failure to provide proof of commercial inspection, 1 inadequate fire extinguisher, 1 illegal attachment of plates, 1 inadequate exhaust, and 1 operating intrastate commercial without registration.

After the review period the carrier had one accident.

The carrier has 2 outstanding toll suspensions and 1 outstanding FTA/FTP suspensions.

The carrier has a current Accident SEA of 97.42, a Driver SEA of 92.65, and a Vehicle SEA of 94.48.  The carrier is in SafeStat Category A and has a MCSIP Step of 99 (not targeted – out of business) and an ISS inspection value of 100 (inspect).  The carrier has the second worst safety rating for an interstate carrier in the State of Maine.The carrier’s USDOT Number is inactive.  This is the carrier’s first preliminary review.

2. Melcher Brothers Inc – USDOT Number 736382

RSR 18.15; No Action; Brian/Patrick - Unanimous
Melcher Brothers Inc, of Bingham, Maine is an intrastate exempt for-hire/private property carrier of logs, poles, beams, lumber, fish, and wood chips operating 4 power units and 6 CDL drivers.

During the review period the carrier had 12 violations (none serious) for a total of 37.00 points, including 1 defective steering, 1 operating over posted weight, 7 defective brake hose, 1 inoperative lights, 1 inadequate defective equipment, and 1 inadequate tires.  The carrier’s reported Maine mileage is 203,842 miles (IFTA CH) resulting in an RSR of 18.15.

During the review period the carrier had one accident resulting in injury.

After the review period the carrier had 25 violations (none serious), including 1 defective steering, 16 defective brake hose, 1 defective frame, 1 inoperative lights, 3 inadequate defective equipment, 1 inadequate tires, and 2 inadequate suspension.

The carrier has a current Accident SEA of 81.22, a Vehicle SEA of 92.29, and a Safety Management SEA of 80.44.  The carrier is in SafeStat Category B and has a MCSIP Step of 0 (not targeted) and an ISS inspection value of 99 (inspect).  The carrier has the third worst safety rating for an intrastate carrier in the State of Maine.  This is the carrier’s first preliminary review.

3. Loca Enterprises Inc – USDOT Number 437200

RSR 193.60; No Action; Brian/Bruce - Unanimous
Loca Enterprises Inc, dba L & L Services, of Malden, Massachusetts is an interstate for-hire carrier of general freight, metal sheets, coils, and rolls, drive away/tow away, machinery, construction equipment, and Class 9 non-bulk hazardous materials operating 6 power units and 5 CDL drivers.

During the review period the carrier had 6 violations (3 serious) for a total of 30.50 points, including 3 aggravated gross weight (>19%), 2 excess vehicle weight, and 1 failure to provide proof of commercial inspection.  The carrier’s reported Maine mileage is 15,754 miles (IFTA CH) resulting in an RSR of 193.60.

After the review period the carrier had 1 violation for two liftable axles on trailer.

The carrier has a current Driver SEA of 40.97 and a Vehicle SEA of 13.33.  The carrier is not categorized in SafeStat and has a MCSIP Step of 0 (not targeted) and an ISS inspection value of 28 (pass).  This is the carrier’s first preliminary review.

4. Megquier Hill Farm Inc – USDOT Number 804335

RSR 96.66; No Action; Patrick/David - Unanimous
Megquier Hill Farm Inc, of Portland, Maine is an interstate for-hire carrier of general freight, grain, feed, hay, garbage, refuse, trash, dry bulk commodities, and paper products operating 1 power unit and 4 (3 CDL) drivers.

During the review period the carrier had 6 violations (1 serious) for a total of 18.90 points, including 1 aggravated gross weight (>19%), 1 unsecured load, 2 inadequate tires, 1 inadequate suspension, and 1 operating intrastate commercial without registration.  The carrier’s reported Maine mileage is 19,553 miles (IFTA CH) resulting in an RSR of 96.66.

After the review period the carrier had 3 violations, including 1 defective brake hose and 2 defective brake adjustment.

The carrier has a current Driver SEA of 74.00.  The carrier is not categorized in SafeStat and has a MCSIP Step of 0 (not targeted) and an ISS inspection value of 67 (optional).  This is the carrier’s first preliminary review.

5. Ames Mobile Home Sales Inc – USDOT Number 788116

RSR 84.78; Letter B; Patrick/David – 6 to 1 In Favor
Ames Mobile Home Sales Inc, dba Ames Home Center, of Canaan, Maine is an intrastate private property carrier of mobile homes and machinery operating 4 power units and 3 (2 CDL) drivers.

During the review period the carrier had 20 violations (none serious) for a total of 55.90 points, including 1 defective steering, 2 inadequate brakes, 3 unsecured load, 3 inoperative lights, 1 inadequate defective equipment, 4 inadequate tires, 1 defective brake adjustment, 1 inadequate suspension, 1 operating over width, 1 operating beyond overlimit permit, 1 failure to provide proof of commercial inspection, and 1 operating intrastate commercial without registration.  The carrier’s reported Maine mileage is 65,935 miles (FUID) resulting in an RSR of 84.78.

After the review period the carrier had 8 violations (none serious), including 1 excess vehicle weight, 1 inadequate brakes, 1 unsecured load, 3 defective brake hose, 1 inadequate defective equipment, and 1 failure to provide proof of commercial inspection.

The carrier has a current Vehicle SEA of 94.57.  The carrier is in SafeStat Category F and has a MCSIP Step of 0 (not targeted) and an ISS inspection value of 82 (inspect).  This is the carrier’s first preliminary review.

6. Harvest Hill Farm Inc – USDOT Number 1436648

RSR 72.76; No Action; Russell/Alan - Unanimous
Harvest Hill Farm Inc, of Mechanic Falls, Maine is an interstate private property carrier of animal feed operating 3 power units and 3 CDL drivers.

During the review period the carrier had 17 violations (none serious) for a total of 49.10 points, including 2 defective steering, 3 inadequate brakes, 4 defective brake hose, 1 inoperative lights, 3 defective brake adjustment, 1 inadequate suspension, 1 failure to provide proof of commercial inspection, 1 inadequate fire extinguisher, and 1 operating intrastate commercial without registration.  The carrier’s reported Maine mileage is 67,479 miles (IFTA CH) resulting in an RSR of 72.76.

After the review period the carrier had 3 violations (none serious), including 1 unsecured load, 1 inadequate defective equipment, and 1 failure to provide proof of commercial inspection.

The carrier has a current Vehicle SEA of 87.91.  The carrier is in SafeStat Category F with a MCSIP Step of 0 (not targeted) and an ISS inspection value of 80 (inspect).  This is the carrier’s first preliminary review.

7. R E Coleman Inc – USDOT Number 788081

RSR 49.96; No Action; Russell/Alan - Unanimous
R E Coleman Inc, of Portland, Maine is an intrastate private property carrier of construction equipment operating 7 power units and 7 CDL drivers.

During the review period the carrier had 12 violations (none serious) for a total of 40.30 points, including 6 excess vehicle weight, 1 inadequate brakes, 1 unsecured load, 1 inadequate defective equipment, 2 inadequate tires, and 1 inadequate exhaust.  The carrier’s reported Maine mileage is 80,670 miles (FUID) resulting in an RSR of 49.96.

The carrier had 1 injury accident during the review period.

The carrier is not categorized in SafeStat and has a MCSIP Step of 0 (not targeted) and an ISS inspection value of 10 (pass).  This is the carrier’s second preliminary review.  The carrier received a warning letter in March 2002.

 

8. Travis S Hayden – USDOT Number 1791065

RSR 49.05; Letter B; Patrick/Russell - Unanimous
Travis S Hayden, dba Phoenix Trucking, of Wellington, Maine is an intrastate exempt for-hire carrier of logs, poles, beams, and lumber operating 6 power units and 4 CDL drivers.

During the review period the carrier had 41 violations (none serious) for a total of 127.0 points, including 2 defective steering, 5 excess vehicle weight, 3 operating over posted weight, 4 inadequate brakes, 3 unsecured load, 8 inoperative lights, 4 defective brake hose, 2 inadequate defective equipment, 3 inadequate tires, 2 defective brake adjustment, 1 inadequate suspension, 1 failure to flag extended load, 1 failure to provide evidence of insurance, 1 operating intrastate commercial without registration, and 1 failure to display name on truck/tractor.  The carrier’s reported Maine mileage is 258,924 miles (FUID) resulting in an RSR of 49.05.

After the review period the carrier had 14 violations (none serious), including 1 defective steering, 1 unsecured load, 5 defective brake hose, 2 inoperative lights, 1 inadequate defective equipment, 1 inadequate tires, 2 failure to provide proof of commercial inspection, and 1 inadequate fire extinguisher.

The carrier has a current Driver SEA of 56.44 and a Vehicle SEA of 36.52.  The carrier is not categorized in SafeStat and has a MCSIP Step of 0 (not targeted) and an ISS inspection value of 35 (pass).  This is the carrier’s first preliminary review.

9. Joseph Spack – USDOT Number 691661

RSR 42.29; No Action; Patrick/Bruce – 6 to 0 In Favor, 1 Abstention
Joseph Spack, dba J&G Spack & Daughters Trucking, of Milo, Maine is an intrastate exempt for-hire carrier of logs, poles, beams, and lumber operating 1 power unit and 1 CDL driver.

During the review period the carrier had 8 violations (none serious) for a total of 25.60 points, including 3 operating over posted weight, 2 inoperative lights, 1 defective brake hose, 1 inadequate defective equipment, and 1 inadequate tires.  The carrier’s reported Maine mileage is 60,529 miles (IFTA CH) resulting in an RSR of 42.29.

After the review period the carrier had 2 violations for a VIN plate/decal missing/obscured.

The carrier is not categorized in SafeStat and has a MCSIP Step of 0 (not targeted) and an ISS selection value of 10 (pass).  This is the carrier’s second preliminary review.  The carrier had a full review in December 2007 which resulted in a “No Action” finding.

10. RAM Logging LLC – USDOT Number 1197761

RSR 39.41; No Action; Brian/Bruce - Unanimous
RAM Logging LLC, of Monticello, Maine is an interstate exempt for-hire carrier of logs, poles, beams, and lumber operating 1 power unit and 2 CDL drivers.

During the review period the carrier had 9 violations (none serious) for a total of 30.60 points, including 5 excess vehicle weight, 1 unsecured load, 1 inoperative lights, 1 inadequate suspension, and 1 failure to flag extended load.  The carrier’s reported Maine mileage is 77,644 miles (IFTA CH) resulting in an RSR of 39.41.

The carrier has a current Vehicle SEA of 36.22 and a Safety Management SEA of 78.35.  The carrier is in SafeStat Category G with a MCSIP Step of 0 (not targeted) and an ISS inspection value of 67 (optional).  This is the carrier’s first preliminary review.

There is a letter submitted by Robert A. Morrill, owner of RAM Logging LLC for the Board’s consideration.

11. Shay Brothers Inc – USDOT Number 454226

RSR 36.96; No Action; Patrick/Bruce - Unanimous
Shay Brothers Inc, of Danforth, Maine is an intrastate private property carrier of logs, poles, beams, and lumber operating 4 power units and 4 CDL drivers.

During the review period the carrier had 28 violations (none serious) for a total of 74.10 points, including 1 excess vehicle weight, 1 operating over posted weight, 2 inadequate brakes, 5 unsecured load, 2 inoperative lights, 1 inadequate defective equipment, 9 inadequate tires, 1 operating over width, 1 failure to provide proof of commercial inspection, 1 inadequate fire extinguisher, 1 expired inspection, and 3 operating intrastate commercial without registration.  The carrier’s reported Maine mileage is 200,500 miles (FUID) resulting in an RSR of 36.96.

After the review period the carrier had 4 violations (none serious), including 1 inoperative lights, 2 inadequate tires, and 1 failure to provide proof of commercial inspection.

The carrier has a current Vehicle SEA of 36.56.  The carrier is not categorized in SafeStat and has a MCSIP Step of 0 (not targeted) and an ISS inspection value of 24 (pass).  This is the carrier’s third preliminary review.  The carrier was issued a previous warning letter.

12. Bernard L Williams – USDOT Number 179646

RSR 31.89; No Action; Alan/Bruce - Unanimous
Bernard L Williams, dba Barnard L Williams Trucking, of Chesterville, Maine is an interstate exempt for-hire/private property carrier of logs, poles, beams, lumber, and construction equipment operating 7 power units and 7 CDL drivers.

During the review period the carrier had 22 violations (1 serious) for a total of 76.80 points, including 1 aggravated gross weight (>19%), 1 defective steering, 8 excess vehicle weight, 1 operating over posted weight, 6 defective brake hose, 1 inoperative lights, 2 inadequate tires, 1 inadequate suspension, and 1 inadequate fire extinguisher.  The carrier’s reported Maine mileage is 240,849 miles (IFTA CH) resulting in an RSR of 31.89.

After the review period the carrier had 5 violations (none serious), including 2 excess vehicle weight, 2 defective brake hose, and 1 expired inspection.

The carrier has a current Vehicle SEA of 89.82.  The carrier is in SafeStat Category F with a MCSIP Step of 0 (not targeted) and an ISS inspection value of 80 (inspect).  This is the carrier’s first preliminary review.

Bernard Williams was in the audience.  The Board allowed Mr. Williams to address the Board.  He stated that he always took great pride in running a safe operation.  Mr. Williams explained the circumstances that led to the excess weight violations and the steps he had taken to correct the issues including terminating some drivers.

13. Rejean Bedard Inc – USDOT Number 1056900

RSR 27.46; No Action; Brian/David - Unanimous
Rejean Bedard Inc, of Jackman, Maine is an interstate exempt for-hire carrier of logs, poles, beams, and lumber operating 2 power units and 2 CDL drivers.

During the review period the carrier had 9 violations (none serious) for a total of 30.80 points, including 6 excess vehicle weight, 2 inoperative lights, and 1 operating intrastate commercial without registration.  The carrier’s reported Maine mileage is 112,167 miles (IFTA CH) resulting in an RSR of 27.46.

The carrier has a current Vehicle SEA of 44.72 and a Safety Management SEA of 72.14.  The carrier is not categorized in SafeStat and has a MCSIP Step of 0 (not targeted) and an ISS inspection value of 44 (pass).  This is the carrier’s first preliminary review.

14. Emery Lee and Sons Inc – USDOT Number 671994

RSR 27.19; Letter B; Brian/David - Unanimous
Emery Lee and Sons Inc, of Millinocket, Maine is an interstate exempt for-hire/private property carrier of machinery, construction equipment, bark, and wood products operating 3 power units and 3 CDL drivers.

During the review period the carrier had 47 violations (none serious) for a total of 135.40 points, including 2 operation with defective low air warning, 1 defective steering, 2 excess vehicle weight, 1 speeding in a CMV greater than 14 mph over limit, 2 operating over posted weight, 3 inadequate brakes, 2 unsecured load, 10 inoperative lights, 5 defective brake hose, 4 inadequate defective equipment, 3 inadequate tires, 1 defective brake adjustment, 4 inadequate suspension, 1 failure to flag extended load, 2 failure to provide proof of commercial inspection, 3 operating intrastate commercial without registration, and 1 failure to display name on truck/tractor.  The carrier’s reported Maine mileage is 497,998 miles (IFTA CH & FUID) resulting in an RSR of 27.19.

The carrier had 1 injury accident during the review period.

After the review period the carrier had 37 violations (one serious), including 1 aggravated gross weight (>19%), 1 operation with defective low air warning, 1 defective steering, 4 excess vehicle weight, 3 inadequate brakes, 2 defective brake hose, 10 inoperative lights, 7 inadequate defective equipment, 3 inadequate tires, 1 inadequate suspension, 1 failure to provide proof of commercial inspection, 2 operating intrastate commercial without registration, and 1 backing illegally on interstate.

The carrier has a current Accident SEA of 92.21 and a Vehicle SEA of 93.74.  The carrier is in SafeStat Category B and has a MCSIP Step of 7 (targeted) and an ISS inspection value of 98 (inspect).  This is the carrier’s fourth preliminary review.  The carrier was selected for a full review in 2008 but was dropped after providing updated intrastate mileage that brought the RSR below 15.

15. Precision Trucking Inc – USDOT Number 1198745

RSR 26.91; Letter B; Patrick/Brian - Unanimous
Precision Trucking Inc, of Bangor, Maine is an interstate private property carrier of logs, poles, beams, lumber, machinery, and Class 9 bulk/non-bulk hazardous materials 11 operating power units and 10 CDL drivers.         

During the review period the carrier had 68 violations (one serious) for a total of 210.40 points, including 1 aggravated gross weight (>19%), 3 defective steering, 4 excess vehicle weight, 1 speeding in a CMV greater than 14 mph over limit, 7 operating over posted weight, 6 unsecured load, 12 defective brake hose, 16 inoperative lights, 4 inadequate defective equipment, 7 inadequate tires, 1 operating over height, 1 failure to flag extended load, 1 speeding in a CMV 0-14 mph over limit, 2 failure to provide proof of commercial inspection, and 2 inadequate fire extinguisher.  The carrier’s reported Maine mileage is 782,001 miles (IFTA CH & FUID) resulting in an RSR of 26.91.

During the review period the carrier had one injury accident.

After the review period the carrier had 2 violations: 1 inadequate tires and 1 failure to provide proof of commercial inspection.

The carrier has a current Accident SEA of 67.53, a Driver SEA of 74.00, and a Vehicle SEA of 85.94.  The carrier is in SafeStat Category F and has a MCSIP Step of 13 (targeted) and an ISS inspection value of 79 (inspect).  This is the carrier’s second preliminary review.  The first review resulted in a “No Further Action” finding.

16. Bentley Warren Trucking Inc – USDOT Number 30919

RSR 26.18; No Action; Brian/Bruce - Unanimous
Bentley Warren Trucking Inc, dba Bentley Warren Inc, of Ipswich, Massachusetts is an interstate for-hire carrier of building materials, machinery, dry bulk commodities, stone, sand, and gravel operating 40 power units and 15 CDL drivers.

During the review period the carrier had 7 violations (none serious) for a total of 25.30 points, including 5 excess vehicle weight, 1 operating over posted weight, and 1 inadequate fire extinguisher.  The carrier’s reported Maine mileage is 96,652 miles (IFTA CH) resulting in an RSR of 26.18.

After the review period the carrier had 1 violation, inoperative lights.

The carrier has a current Accident SEA of 32.84, a Driver SEA of 62.66, and a Vehicle SEA of 42.70.  The carrier is not categorized in SafeStat and has a MCSIP Step of 0 (not targeted) and an ISS inspection value of 38 (pass).  This is the carrier’s first preliminary review.

17. Robert A Heath – USDOT Number 812057

RSR 23.20; Letter B; Brian/Bruce - Unanimous
Robert A Heath, dba Heath Distributors, of Sherman Mills, Maine is an intrastate exempt for-hire/private property carrier of general freight, logs, poles, beams, and lumber operating 10 power units and 8 (2 CDL) drivers.

During the review period the carrier had 14 violations (none serious) for a total of 46.40 points, including 2 excess vehicle weight, 2 speeding in a CMV greater than 14 mph over limit, 3 operating over posted weight, 1 inadequate brakes, 3 inoperative lights, 1 defective coupling, 1 speeding in a CMV 0-14 mph over limit, and 1 failure to provide proof of commercial inspection.  The carrier’s reported Maine mileage is 200,000 miles (FUID) resulting in an RSR of 23.20.

After the review period the carrier had 2 violations, including 1 operating over posted weight and 1 inadequate brakes.

The carrier has a current Vehicle SEA of 60.29.  The carrier is not categorized in SafeStat and has a MCSIP Step of 0 (not targeted) and an ISS inspection value of 57 (optional).  This is the carrier’s first preliminary review.

18. Tami L Thibodeau – USDOT Number 1698699

RSR 19.11; No Action; Patrick/Brian - Unanimous
Tami L Thibodeau, dba A&M Sand & Gravel LLC, of Winterport, Maine is an interstate for-hire carrier of metal sheets, coils, and rolls, building materials, machinery, construction equipment, bagged soil, and Class 9 non-bulk hazardous materials operating 9 power units and 9 CDL drivers.

During the review period the carrier had 28 violations (none serious) for a total of 83.20 points, including 1 defective steering, 4 excess vehicle weight, 1 operating over posted weight, 1 inadequate brakes, 2 unsecured load, 7 defective brake hose, 6 inoperative lights, 1 inadequate defective equipment, 1 operating beyond overlimit permit, 1 speeding in a CMV 0-14 mph over limit, 1 failure to provide proof of commercial inspection, 1 inadequate fire extinguisher, 1 operating intrastate commercial without registration.  The carrier’s reported Maine mileage is 435,264 miles (IFTA CH & FUID) resulting in an RSR of 19.11.

After the review period the carrier had 5 violations (1 serious), including 1 aggravated gross weight (>19%), 1 excess vehicle weight, 1 defective brake hose, and 2 inadequate tires.

The carrier has a current Driver SEA of 99.74, as Vehicle SEA of 60.82, and a Safety Management SEA of 89.45.  The carrier is in SafeStat Category B and has a MCSIP Step of 10 (targeted) and an ISS inspection value of 97 (inspect).  This is the carrier’s first preliminary review.

19. Chris Bates – USDOT Number 706830

RSR 17.63; No Action; Patrick/Brian - Unanimous
Chris Bates, dba Bates Logging, of Smyrna Mills, Maine is an interstate exempt for-hire carrier of logs, poles, beams, and lumber operating 3 power units and 3 CDL drivers.
During the review period the carrier had 9 violations (none serious) for a total of 26.90 points, including 1 excess vehicle weight, 1 operating over posted weight, 1 unsecured load, 1 inoperative lights, 1 inadequate defective equipment, 3 inadequate tires, and 1 failure to flag extended load.  The carrier’s reported Maine mileage is 152,597 miles (IFTA CH) resulting in an RSR of 17.63.

After the review period the carrier had 2 violations, including 1 operating over height and 1 failure to display name on truck/tractor.

The carrier has a current Vehicle SEA of 30.69.  The carrier is not categorized in SafeStat and has a MCSIP Step of 0 (not targeted) and an ISS inspection value of 23 (pass).  This is the carrier’s first preliminary review.

20. Northern Timber Trucking Inc – USDOT Number 287934

RSR 17.04; No Action; Patrick/David - Unanimous
Northern Timber Trucking Inc, of Fort Kent Mills, Maine is an interstate for-hire carrier of logs, poles, beams, and lumber operating 4 power units and 4 CDL drivers.

During the review period the carrier had 19 violations (none serious) for a total of 51.40 points, including 3 excess vehicle weight, 1 speeding in a CMV greater than 14 mph over limit, 2 inadequate brakes, 3 inoperative lights, 3 operating over width, 2 speeding in a CMV 0-14 mph over limit, 3 failure to provide proof of commercial inspection, and 2 inadequate fire extinguisher.  The carrier’s reported Maine mileage is 301,555 miles (IFTA CH) resulting in an RSR of 17.04.

After the review period the carrier had 4 violations, including 1 inadequate defective equipment, 1 operating over width, 1 failure to flag extended load, and 1 failure to provide proof of commercial inspection.   

The carrier has a current Vehicle SEA of 35.92.  The carrier is not categorized in SafeStat and has a MCSIP Step of 0 (not targeted) and an ISS inspection value of 56 (optional).  This is the carrier’s first preliminary review.

Old Business:

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

Brad McKechnie (USDOT 913527) – sill under MCRB suspension until an acceptable safety plan is submitted to the Board.

McGary Forestry (USDOT 1703211) – still under MCRB suspension until such time as the carrier appears before the Board.

New Business:

Board members were given a handout listing all the current CSA 2010 violations with their relative severity rates and a matrix mapping the CSA violations to proposed and existing MCRB Appendix A violations.  The Board was asked to provide input on the proposed MCRB violations and update MCRB violation severity ratings were it was deemed appropriate.

Next Meeting Date:

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 8:00 AM
Bureau of Motor Vehicles - Executive Conference Room

A motion to adjourn the meeting was made at 12:40 PM; David/Patrick - Unanimous



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