Drivers Fail to Meet Qualification Requirements
Drivers Fail to Meet Qualification Requirements, Resulting in Trucking Company Shut Down
Pope and Howard, P.C. in Atlanta Handles Cases Involving Trucking Accidents Due to Negligence
The federal government forced Southern Transportation Inc., an Atlanta trucking company, to shut down recently, after learning drivers failed to meet qualification requirements. According to an article in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Southern Transportation Inc. stopped cooperating with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), which resulted in an order to cease operations.
Southern Transportation Inc. had the following infractions:
- The Atlanta trucking company failed to release copies of company safety records to the FMCSA.
- Southern Transportation Inc. also did not ensure employees comply with drivers’ qualification requirements.
Pope and Howard, P.C. is an Atlanta law firm specializing in trucking accident cases. This firm is unique because its partners, Geoff Pope and Marc Howard, have spent time defending both trucking companies and victims of trucking accidents.
When trucking companies fail to follow safeguards in place at the national level, then accidents can occur. Driver fatigue, defective equipment and unqualified drivers are three common causes of trucking and tractor trailer accidents.
Southern Transportation Inc. is at risk for causing serious accidents when it fails to comply with important safeguards to prevent such accidents. The team at Atlanta law firm Pope and Howard, P.C. want you to know that they are here for you if you need help following a debilitating trucking accident. Please call or e-mail us today with information about your case, and we will follow up with you as quickly as possible.