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FMCSA Fines Oregon Motor Carrier $368,200 for Multiple Safety Violations

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that Rudco Transport, Inc., of Clackamas, Ore., a for-hire motor carrier that primarily hauls general freight, was served with a “Notice of Claim” letter for $368,200 in civil penalties.

FMCSA investigators issued a proposed unsatisfactory safety rating and cited Rudco president, Sergey Rudnitsky, for violations involving drug and alcohol testing, commercial driver’s licenses standards and requirements, qualification of drivers, and inspection and maintenance of motor vehicles. In addition, it is alleged that Rudco allowed for the falsification of records of duty status and allowed its drivers to drive when they had already exceeded their hours of service limits. The company reportedly employs approximately 88 drivers and operates 64 trucks.