The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered Texas-based FTW Transport to shut down operations, declaring the trucking company an imminent hazard.
Regulators said FTW officials have not required their drivers to comply with hours-of-service regulations or drug-and-alcohol testing.
FTW also "failed to ensure that its vehicles were properly inspected, repaired and maintained. In the past 12 months, the company was involved in five preventable crashes. In two of those crashes, FTW Transport drivers were cited with careless driving,” according to the agency.
Officials said they have shut down 75 bus and trucking companies so far in 2014 due to unsafe practices.
“Safety is our highest priority, and we will continue to demand that bus and truck companies fulfill their responsibility to ensure that dangerous vehicles and unsafe drivers are not permitted on our highways and roads,” Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a statement. “Companies that fail in this responsibility will not be allowed to operate.”