Federal regulators shut down NW Iowa trucking company

Shut down due to company's unsatisfactory safety standards

SCHALLER, Iowa - Federal safety regulators are shutting down a troubled northwest Iowa trucking company. 

It's the same firm linked to the deaths of ten immigrants found inside one of it's trailers in Texas. 

The federal actions stems from a probe first documented in July. 

The headquarters of Pyle Transportation is in Schaller, Iowa, in Sac County.

The facility was closed Thursday as a result of an order from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

As reported over the summer, the agency launched an investigation into Pyle's operation following the case of dead immigrants found in a trailer that was registered to it.

A review of public records by "9 Investigates" at that time found Pyle had a history of safety violations.

In its decision to shut down the trucking firm, federal officials tell us their review found found the company's safety standards were so unsatisfactory that it was unfit to remain in business.

Company officials would not comment.


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