Skip to comments.ABSURD: Federal bureaucrats shut down Alabama business
Posted on 11/05/2013 5:14:53 PM PST by plain talk
Brad Gaddy owns a trucking company in the little town of Double Springs, Alabama that hauls wood chips, lumber, logs, and other freight for a number of customers in Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee. In fact, with 17 trucks and 30 employees, Gaddy Logistics, Inc. is one of the larger employers in Double Springs, accounting for 4-5% of the total jobs in this small town. Imagine Gaddys surprise one Monday morning two weeks ago when he learned that the Federal Government had effectively closed his business.
Gaddy had received an early-morning call from a customer in Tennessee who asked how I intended to deliver his freight. I didnt have a clue what he was talking about, Gaddy recalled. I said Just like always hook-up to the trailer and have it there this afternoon. The customer then told Gaddy he had received notice that all Gaddy Logistics trucks had been placed Out-of Service (may not operate) by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
A quick visit to the FMCSA website confirmed what Gaddys customer had told him.
Understandably confused, Gaddy called the FMCSA office in Atlanta. Officials there told Gaddy that he had ignored a letter from them requiring him to file a Plan of Corrective Action to address two roadside truck inspections, each of which had found one defective tire. Both vehicles had been placed temporarily out-of-service until the tires were replaced. Because the company was cited two times within a 90-day period, the federal agency required a written plan of improved maintenance practices if he was continue to operate.
The problem was, Gaddy never received that letter and the deadline for filing the report had come and gone.
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Who is John Galt.
Just like all the republican/conservative GM dealerships that they closed.
A Congressional frog-march is in order. Someone should also ask The Carney. That Farrow and Foxx did not overrule the bureaucratic BS is inexcusable. I'd cut FMCSA out of the next round of funding.
What is wrong with the link - I cannot, for the life of me, get it to load.
Is it time yet?
When do we start the push back? If not now, when?
I’m guessing the owner was not an 0bama bundler or large contributor.
This guy must be a Republican?
I heard this described on a radio show today. My take is this was not so much a targeting (I could be wrong) but rather just stupid rules and bloated processes. That is almost worse because it means this could happy to anyone.
What I heard on the radio show earlier was that they finally cleared up the mess and then the feds said the business still had to stay closed for 30 days because of some stupid rule. That is the part that really ticked me off.
Our standing military is supposed to deal with the District of Criminals’ foreign enemies.
Our standing army of bureaucrats deals with DC’s domestic enemies.
It’s past time.