FBI agents executed search warrants Monday, Feb. 25, at the office of Swift Transportation in Memphis, Tenn., and Swift’s training grounds near Millington Regional Jetport, WMC-TV reported.
A statement from the Tennessee Department of Safety said warrants were part of an ongoing investigation being conducted by the FBI. The issuance of commercial driver licenses at Swift’s Memphis and Millington locations was suspended and would remain that way through the course of the investigation, the statement said.
Swift Transportation spokesperson Dave Berry said in a prepared statement that his company was cooperating fully with law enforcement. “We have been advised by law enforcement that we are not the actual target of the investigation,” Berry said. Swift Transportation’s operation in Memphis dispatches more than 500 trucks per day, transporting mainly for UPS. Berry said the investigation would have no impact on the Phoenix-based company’s daily operations.
Agencies involved with the investigation include the Memphis Division of the FBI; the Tennessee Highway Patrol; U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General; the U.S. Secret Service; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement; the U.S. Marshall Service; and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.