California Trucker Declared To Be an Imminent Hazard By FMCSA

(Last Updated On: January 21, 2018)


The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has declared California-licensed truck driver Dharm Lingam to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce.

On September 17, 2017, Lingam, a commercial driver’s license (CDL) holder, was operating a large commercial truck on Interstate 10 in Pinal County, Arizona, when he lost control of his vehicle, crossed the median and collided with another tractor-trailer killing the driver.

Prior to the crash, the Arizona Department of Public Safety had received multiple 9-1-1 calls from motorists to report that Lingam’s tractor-trailer was being operated in an erratic and unsafe manner.

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