Automobile Safety

Michigan Trucking Company Shut Down by State

by Thomas Stroble | August 17th, 2012

Ruth Johnson, Michigan’s Secretary of State, announced that a Detroit trucking school was ordered to shut down by her office, stating, “We take our responsibility to protect the integrity of ID documents very seriously.” The school owners were fined $34,000 and had their training license revoked due to encouragement for students using fake residential documents to apply for CDLs.

According to the press release issued August 10:

Sukhjit and Rajinder Sandhu, the school operators, gave students falsified rental agreements showing empty homes that weren’t connected to the school or students. These fake leases showed the students residing in Michigan when … Read More

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Volvo Pays for Safety Delay

by Thomas Stroble | July 13th, 2012

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently announced that the North American division of Volvo will pay a $1.5 million penalty for delaying to report safety hazards and recalls to the NHTSA.

The agency began investigating Volvo Cars North America, LLC, in 2011. Officials examined six cases from 2010 and one case from 2012, all involving recalls issued by the U.S. division of the Volvo Car Corporation. What they found, the NHTSA says, is that Volvo repeatedly violated the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act, a federal law which requires automakers to report safety hazards and defects to … Read More

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