FBI executes search warrants at Memphis trucking company - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

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FBI executes search warrants at Memphis trucking company

MEMPHIS (WMC-TV) - FBI agents executed search warrants Monday at the office of Swift Transportation in Memphis and Swift's training grounds near Millington Regional Jetport, officials said.

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.

Employees at the scene Monday said nearly 20 state and federal investigators were inside one of Swift's Memphis buildings. Workers said investigators appeared to be trying to determine whether or not the company illegally gave out commercial driver licenses to individuals who should not have received them.

At the company's Millington office, agents could be seen carrying out boxes of files and putting them into a truck.  Meanwhile, Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers blocked access to the office.

Swift Transportation spokesperson Dave Berry said his company was fully cooperating with law enforcement. "We have been advised by law enforcement that we are not the actual target of the investigation," he 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 Swift'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 United States Secret Service, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, The United States Marshall Service, and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

No one was taken into custody during Monday's raid.


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