California Trucking Company Ordered to Halt Operations After Fatal Crash

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INDIO, CA (July 9, 2024)The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued an immediate order for Monique Trucking, based in Indio, California, to cease operations, labeling it an “imminent hazard to public safety.” 

 

This decisive action follows a deadly incident on June 11, involving a Monique Trucking vehicle that resulted in the death of 64-year-old Scott Miller and injuries to others on U.S. Highway 285 near Conifer, Colorado.

 

The Monique Trucking crash, which involved employee Ignacio Cruz Mendoza and six other vehicles, prompted a thorough FMCSA compliance investigation. Findings revealed significant breaches of safety regulations, including the employment of Mendoza who lacked a valid commercial driver’s license (CDL) and was operating without an electronic logging device (ELD).

 

Further investigations uncovered systemic failures within Monique Trucking, particularly in maintaining vehicle safety standards and managing driver qualifications. Owner Manrique Agramon admitted to disregarding necessary paperwork and failed to maintain a controlled substances and alcohol testing program.

 

The FMCSA’s findings depict a pattern of negligence and disregard for regulatory compliance by Monique Trucking, leading to severe and fatal consequences. The company now faces the possibility of substantial fines if it fails to adhere to the FMCSA’s shutdown order.

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