Virginia-based Trucker Shut Down by FMCSA for Hours Of Service Violations

In June, a Virginia-based truck driver was involved in two separate car accidents, in the span of 24 hours. The first involved the driver, Carlos A. Garcia, rear-ending a Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority bus, causing many injuries to passengers. The second incident occurred when Garcia drifted into a paved median, hitting two individuals — one of them died and the other seriously injured.

The investigation concluded Garcia had Hours of Service violations, on-duty and driving for more than 103 hours over the previous eight days (at the time of the crash), and did not have sufficient 10-hour off-duty rests during the week.

The FMCSA has shut down Garcia due to the fatal accidents while breaking the hours of service violations.

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