MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) -- Federal officials have ordered Murfreesboro truck company Terri's Farm to cease all interstate transportation services.
According to a news release from the U.S. Department of Transportation, Terri's Farm is merely a reincarnation of horse transporter Three Angels Farms, which was shut down by the agency in June.
The closing of Three Angels came after investigators found multiple safety violations. They included using drivers who did not have commercial driver's licenses and not testing drivers for controlled substances.
Shortly before the shutdown, the farm had two accidents involving poorly maintained vehicles and fatigued or disqualified drivers, which resulted in the deaths of four horses.
Terri's Farm was operating the same vehicles, and maintaining the same operational and safety management structure as Three Angels Farms.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.