FMCSA orders immediate shutdown of GA-based logging company
05/10/2012 - 3:25:11 pm
On May 7, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said that Judson Mobley Logging Inc. of Girard, GA, is an “imminent hazard” to public safety, stating that the three-truck logging company has “blatantly and defiantly ignored FMCSA’s order to cease operations.”
FMCSA previously ordered the company to cease operations on Jan. 30, 2012, after an on-site investigation in November 2011 turned up numerous safety violations. However, the company continued operating until one of its trucks was involved in a crash with a tractor-trailer that was hauling a military plane on April 30.
At that time, the vehicle was cited for defective brakes and placed out of service by a South Carolina Transport Police officer. According to the FMCSA’s report, the officer found at least “20 other vehicle maintenance violations” at that time.
If the company fails to comply with the FMCSA order, the company faces a fine of up to $16,000 per day it continues to operate after the order was issued.
As of press time on Tuesday, no one answered the phone at the number listed for Judson Mobley.
By Clarissa Kell-Holland, Land Line Magazine staff writer