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Press Release – FAA Proposes $84,000 Penalty Against Road Runner Trailers of Texas, Inc. for Hazmat Violations

For Immediate Release

February 3, 2003
Contact: Kathleen Bergen
Phone: 404-305-5100 After Hours: 404-305-5180

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Southern Region, has proposed to assess an $84,000 civil penalty against Road Runner Trailers of Texas, Inc. of Lewisville, TX for allegedly violating Department of Transportation hazardous materials regulations.

The FAA alleges that on June 25, 2001, Road Runner improperly offered a fiberboard box containing two 16-ounce containers and one three-ounce container of paint, a flammable liquid, to United Parcel Service (UPS) for transportation by air. Ground handling employees at the UPS sort facility in Louisville, KY, discovered the shipment leaking.

Road Runner offered the hazardous materials for transportation when they were not packaged, marked, classed, described, documented, or in condition for shipment as required by regulations. Road Runner also failed to ensure employees were trained to properly package and handle hazardous materials, and did not make available at all times the required emergency response information.

Road Runner has 30 days from receipt of the FAA notice to submit a reply to the agency. This announcement is made in accordance with the FAA’s practice of releasing information to the public on newly issued enforcement actions involving penalties of $50,000 or more.


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