The U.S. District Court for South Dakota shut down a Sioux Falls, S.D. trucking company at the urging of federal authorities that asserted the carrier had no liability insurance.
Federal District Judge Lawrence L. Piersol granted a request by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Department of Justice for a temporary restraining order preventing the company from operating.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said the company, Action Carrier, had a history of operating for extended periods after its operating authority was revoked for failing to meet FMCSA's insurance requirements. FMCSA said it initiated three separate civil penalty proceedings over the last year for operating without insurance.
"We have no tolerance for operators that attempt to continue operating while potentially endangering the traveling public," said John H. Hill, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator. "We will continue to work with the (Department of Transportation and the Department of Justice) to halt the operations of any carriers that attempt to continue operating after their authority has been revoked."