Department of Safety Commissioner Dave Mitchell announced Feb. 25 that the Tennessee Department of Safety (TDOS) is cooperating with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in an on-going investigation of Swift Transportation in Memphis, according to a news release.
This action comes after the FBI executed search warrants today at Swift Transportation Commercial Driving School as part of the on-going investigation. The TDOS has a part-time driver license center located at the Swift facility in Memphis. The facility is open Monday, Thursday and Friday only. Effective Feb. 25, the TDOS has temporarily suspended the issuance of Commercial Driver’s Licenses at this location until the investigation is completed.
The TDOS has fully cooperated with the FBI in their on-going investigation and will continue to coordinate closely with federal authorities as the investigation continues.
In addition to the Memphis Division of the FBI and the Tennessee Highway Patrol Criminal Investigation Division (CID), other agencies involved in the investigation include the U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General (DOT OIG), the United States Secret Service (USSS), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), The United States Marshall Service (USMS) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
Pending the investigation, this is all TDOS can release at this time, the news release stated.
Swift Transportation, headquartered in Phoenix Arizona, also has a Mexican unit, Trans Mex in Nuevo Laredo