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Trucking Company shut down by feds is back up and running

Jan 08, 2016 at 02:41 PM CST


PITTSFIELD, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A Vermont trucking company with operations in Maine is back in business after being shut down by federal inspectors.

Land Air Express of New England had been shut down by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for safety violations but that decision was overturned late Thursday afternoon.

The Federal motor carrier safety administration took enforcement action back in October giving the Vermont based trucking company 60 days to come up with a plan of action or contest a number of safety violations According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety administration, there were 327 inspections done over the past two years and in 167 of them they found safety inspections leading to the shutdown.

Federal Officials did issue a statement late Thursday afternoon explaining that they had negotiated a safety management plan with Land Air Express to correct deficiencies.

As a result of the trucking company has conditional approval to operate and will be closely monitored over the next two years. Land Air Express of New England has facilities in Scarborough, Houlton, and Pittsfield.