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Trucking Company with Maine Terminals Can Resume Operations

BANGOR, Maine — A Vermont based trucking company with two terminals in Maine can conditionally resume operations.

Land Air Express had been shut down since the end of December, following an unsatisfactory audit by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, an office of the US Department of Transportation. Administration spokesperson Duane DeBruyne said late this afternoon that a consent agreement had been reached with Land Air Express, and that the trucking company could resume operations, but will be subject to a two-year probationary period, with extra governmental oversight.

DeBruyne says he still cannot comment on the nature of the violations that led to the shut down, but that they were safety related.

Land Air Express employs 700 workers throughout new England and has terminals in Pittsfield and Houlton.