FMCSA Declares Montana Truck Driver To Be An Imminent Hazard

(Last Updated On: January 4, 2018)


The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Montana-licensed truck driver Robert Schefflmaer to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce.

On October 18, 2017, Schefflmaer, a commercial driver’s license (CDL) holder, was operating a large commercial truck tank-trailer transporting hazardous material on Interstate 80 in Elko County, Nevada, when he lost control of his vehicle, crossed the median and entered the opposing traffic lanes. The tank-trailer then became separated and overturned, causing a hazmat spill of approximately 51,000 gallons of ammonium bisulfite and partially blocking the roadway.

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