WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has suspended the operating authority registration of Michigan City, Indiana-based Francisco Espinal Quiroz, which does business as Espinal Trucking, USDOT No. 2170514, for failing to cooperate in an investigation of the carrier’s compliance with federal safety regulations.
On July 21, 2014, a tractor-trailer operated by Espinal Trucking collided into a line of passenger vehicles that had slowed in a construction zone along Interstate 55 in Will County, Illinois.
FMCSA investigators subsequently were denied access to company records by an Espinal Trucking representative. Under provisions contained in MAP-21, signed into law by President Obama in July 2012, FMCSA may revoke the operating authority registration of a motor carrier that fails to comply with an administrative subpoena or a letter demanding release of company safety records.
A copy of the August 4, 2014, Order to Suspend Operating Authority Registration is available here: http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/newsroom/espinal-trucking-oa-suspension.
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