The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered a Tumwater, Washington-based trucking company, Even Flo Logistics, LLC, USDOT No. 2948660, to immediately cease all interstate and intrastate operations after investigators found the company to pose an imminent hazard to public safety.
A separate imminent hazard order was also served by FMCSA to Even Flo Logistics’ truck driver Shawn Roberts, a state of Washington commercial driver’s license (CDL) holder. The federal order prohibits Roberts from operating any commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce.
In August 2017, the Washington State Patrol’s Motor Carrier Safety Division conducted a compliance investigation of Even Flo Logistics following roadside inspections occurring in multiple states since January 2017 that revealed repeated serious safety violations requiring that its truck driver Shawn Roberts be placed out-of-service at rate more than 13 times the national average.
Numerous serious violations of federal safety statutes and regulations were discovered.