FMCSA — Who’s watching the watchdog? Criticism from Senator, NTSB begs the question

Meet Renato Velasquez, a driver for DND International who in January struck and killed an Illinois fmcsa-logo
Tollway worker and seriously injured a state trooper, both stopped on the side of the road outside Chicago. Both vehicles had their emergency lights on as they were assisting a motorist with a broken-down truck.

After an investigation by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, it was discovered that Velasquez had been on duty for 26 hours with less than 5.5 hours of rest. After issuing a shutdown order for Velasquez in February, last month FMCSA shut down DND International after it was determined that of the seven company drivers the agency investigated, all had falsified their logbooks.

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