Agency shuts down Atlanta trucking company

Atlanta-based carrier Southern Transportation Inc. has been ordered by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to shut down its operations after FMCSA says the company stopped cooperating with safety investigators and did not provide copies of its safety records to FMCSA.

The agency says it shut down the company “using new authorities given to” it under last summer’s MAP-21 highway funding law. FMCSA has the authority to “place a motor carrier out of service if it fails to comply with a letter demanding release of company safety records” per MAP-21 provisions, says FMCSA.

Click here to see a copy of the imminent hazard out-of-service order from FMCSA.

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