Buckeye Intermodal ranks #1 in safety among Cleveland-based drayage companies
November 5, 2015
Steamship lines, freight forwarders, and cargo owners all face increasing liability when contracting unsafe trucking carriers. In 2011, a jury award of $27M was ordered to broker CH Robinson in a negligence case involving the death of a motorist by CH Robinson’s contracted trucker (Sperl v. C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., 946 N.E.2d 463 (Ill. App. Ct. 2011)).
The FMCSA compiles safety scores for all trucking companies in “BASIC” categories that include: unsafe driving, fatigued driving, driver fitness, and vehicle maintenance. Once a score exceeds an established threshold, the trucking company is put into “alert” status by the FMCSA. Companies with alert status scores in one or more BASIC categories can be subject to delays due to mandatory inspection requirements by DOT. In certain cases, the carrier’s operating authority can be revoked upon DOT intervention of the unsafe carrier.
The CSA BASICS rankings and alert status categories are summarized below for twelve Cleveland based drayage trucking companies.
#1 Buckeye Intermodal – No alert status in any BASICs category
#2 Bridge Terminal Transport – vehicle maintenance
#3 Mandy Transportation– vehicle maintenance
#4 Container Port Group– vehicle maintenance
#5 Trans International– vehicle maintenance
#6 Roadlink – vehicle maintenance
#7 Whitacre Logistics – vehicle maintenance, fatigued driving
#8 Mason Dixon - vehicle maintenance, fatigued driving
#9 Extreme Federal - vehicle maintenance, fatigued driving
#10 PB Express - vehicle maintenance, fatigued driving
#11 Eagle Systems - vehicle maintenance, fatigued driving, driver fitness
#12 Horizon Systems - vehicle maintenance, fatigued driving, driver fitness, and unsafe driving
The legal environment is changing. Limit your exposure to lawsuits. Choose safe carriers.