US closes Schaller, IA trucking firm tied to smuggling case
IOWA CITY, IA (AP) -
Federal safety regulators have shut down the troubled Iowa trucking company that owned the semitrailer involved in a human trafficking case in which 10 immigrants died in Texas.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration placed Pyle Transportation of Schaller, Iowa under an "out-of-service order" Monday after a review found the company's safety rating was unsatisfactory.
Dozens of immigrants were found packed inside a Pyle-branded semitrailer in the parking lot of a San Antonio Walmart in July. Eight people were found dead inside, and two more died after being hospitalized.