Jerry Budenske recently filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the FMCSA regarding documents related to Mainline Transportation. He received a response today which highlights a few interesting facts about Mainline Transportation.
First of all, Mainline Transportation has been fined twice in the past year and there is also an additional ongoing investigation. Unfortuantely, the fines seem very light. On June 22nd, 2010, they were fined $2,330 and on September 7th, 2010, they were fined $5,280.
Secondly, this documentation proves Mainline Transportation and Zooz Transportation are the same company contrary to what Shimon told me. The notices of claim for Mainline Transportation were sent to Shimon Sasson, the owner of Zooz Transportation.
Lastly, it seems that the FMCSA educated Shimon Sasson and Oren Osadon on the “110% rule and hostage load situations.” Apparently, they didn’t actually learn anything though.
Here is what is called the “Description of Subject” from the Enforcement Case Report:
Mainline Transportation is a household goods mover where their principle place of business is located at 14751 Caalvert Street, Van Nuys, CA 91411. Mr. Shimon Sason (owner/president) license number CA-D6321445 of the company Mainline Transportation, Inc., USDOT#1198091, MC #478023 and Oren Osadon (dispatcher/general manager) license number [redacted]. Sason stated company was first purchased by Mr. Tzaji Svethlith and Sason was dispatcher of the company. On 04/20/2010 Sason decided to buy the company from Svethlith. Carrier provided proof of ownership through the State of California Secretary of State Statement of Information. Sason has had two other companies in the same address location:
Four Seasons Van Lines Inc. USDOT #1730002, MC #633885
Flat Price Moving & Storage Inc, USDOT #1885877, MC #679602
Here is the full PDF with the FOIA request results.
I have submitted another FOIA request to the Department of Transportation for information relating to Zooz Transportation.