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Watch Out For Unsafe Trucking Companies In Michigan

Motor carriers with less than satisfactory safety ratings

There were 1,087 truck companies in Michigan with less than satisfactory safety ratings, according to information provided by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to Michigan Auto Law through a Freedom of Information Act.

Michigan Carriers with Less than Satisfactory Safety Rating

Michigan trucking companies with less than satisfactory safety ratings have either “conditional” or “unsatisfactory” safety ratings:

  • Conditional rating: A conditional rating means that a truck company’s records indicate the truck was out of compliance with one or more safety requirements.
  • Unsatisfactory rating: An unsatisfactory rating means that the truck company’s records indicated evidence of substantial noncompliance with safety requirements. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration updates the entire database of unsafe trucking companies each month.

How large are the fleets?

The unsafe truck companies in Michigan have fleets ranging from one to nearly 200 trucks, but the majority have between one and 10 large trucks, such as tractor-trailers, cargo tank trucks, motor coaches and school buses.

The trucking companies are based in practically every city in Michigan.

We believe the public has an urgent need for this information, because unsafe motor carriers are severely endangering drivers by putting un-maintained trucks on the roads.

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