Coming on the heels of several shut downs earlier in the month, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered a shutdown of Atlanta-based Southern Transportation, Inc.
During an investigation of the company’s safety practices, it became uncooperative with FMCSA investigators, the agency says in an announcement, and did not provide copies of safety records. Under provisions passed in the MAP-21 highway funding law last summer, the agency can place a carrier out of service for not complying with a letter demanding it release safety records.
“MAP-21 strengthens the ability of FMCSA investigators to take necessary and appropriate actions to protect innocent lives,” said FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro. “We will not allow the safety of the traveling public to be compromised by an unsafe commercial truck or bus company.”