U.S. Department of Transportation
Office of Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 30, 2002
Contact: Dave Longo
New Jersey Motor Carrier For Violating Household Goods Regulations
The U.S. Department
of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
(FMCSA) today announced that it has fined Prime Moving & Storage,
Inc. (Prime) of North Bergen, NJ, a for-hire motor carrier hauling
primarily household goods, $7,000 for multiple violations of the
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR).
Jersey Division cited Prime during an October 2001 investigation
for six violations. They involved failing to charge their applicable
tariff rate, failing to participate in a dispute settlement program
(arbitration), failing to provide household goods shippers the booklet
"Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move," leasing owner-operators
without a valid written lease, failing to obtain weight tickets
in the prescribed form and manner, and accepting credit cards for
payment without a valid tariff reference.
Prime will have
the opportunity to contest the alleged violations and the amount
of the penalties in an agency proceeding.
were a result of consumer complaints received by FMCSA.
Consumers may file household goods or
other commercial motor carrier complaints on FMCSA's nationwide
complaint hotline at 1-888-368-7238 (1-888 DOT-SAFT). To further
protect consumers, a commercial complaint form is now available on
The Safety Violation and the Consumer household Goods Commercial
Complaint Website Hotline at
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