On November 16th, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) declared Gunthers Transport, LLC, a Maryland-based trucking company, an “imminent hazard to public safety” and put the company out of service.
Over the last two years, Gunthers Transport has been involved in at least seven serious accidents, one of them fatal. In addition, a review of safety inspections shows that Gunthers Transport drivers and trucks have been placed out of service at a rate that is three times the national average, according to news reports.
This week, the FMCSA also issued an imminent hazard out-of-service order against Clock Transport, based on its relationship to Gunthers Transport. Mark David Gunther owns Gunthers Transport; Mark David Gunther, Jr., aged 25, took out papers to incorporate Clock Transport shortly before the out-of-service order was issued to his father.
Clock Transport and Gunthers Transport share the same Hanover, MD, address. State incorporation papers and federal regulators both indicate that Mark David Gunther and Mark Gunther, Jr., reside at the same address in Pasadena, MD. Maryland State Police say this is an attempt to “reincarnate” Gunthers Transport under another name and circumvent the shutdown order.
Clock Transport has already been cited for trucking violations. In October, a Clock truck was stopped and cited for a 14-hour-rule violation and an equipment violation.
Every year, nearly 5,000 Americans are killed in trucking accidents. We applaud government officials in their efforts to make sure that only safe trucking companies use our highways.
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