The information below reflects the content of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) management information systems as of 03/01/2015 regarding J & R Schugel Trucking, Inc., a Minnesota company.
The following are the crashes reported to FMCSA prior to 03/01/2015.
Fatal – 2
Injury – 7
Tow – 44
Total – 53
Crashes listed represent a motor carrier’s involvement in reportable crashes, without any determination as to responsibility.
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Legal Name: J & R SCHUGEL TRUCKING INC
Physical Address: 2026 N BROADWAY
NEW ULM, MN 56073
Phone: (507) 359-2900
Mailing Address: PO BOX 278
NEW ULM, MN 56073
USDOT Number: 116455 State Carrier ID Number:
MC or MX Number: MC-116446
Power Units: 527 Drivers: 552
Mileage (Year): 62,567,800 (2013)
This is an interstate trucking company that hauls general freight and, specifically, building materials, machinery, fresh product, commodities, refrigerated food, beverages and paper products.
Source: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
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- Evidence can be lost or destroyed if you don’t take legal action. Although federal law requires trucking companies to keep records, some of the records only need to be preserved for one year. A special letter to the company called a “spoliation letter” can preserve this evidence.
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