FMCSA shuts down Tennessee carrier, again

| Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Just two months after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ordered Three Angels Farms of Lebanon, TN, to immediately shut down because of flagrant safety violations, the agency has issued an imminent hazard order for another horse transporter, Terri’s Farm. FMCSA alleges that it was operating as a chameleon carrier.

According to the FMCSA release on Friday, Aug. 31, Terri’s Farm of Murfreesboro, TN, was ordered to shut down after investigators found the company was “operating the same vehicles, and maintaining the same operational and safety management structure as former horse transporter, Three Angels Farms.” Three Angels Farms was owned by Edwin Ayache and Dorian Ayache.

In 2012, the company was shut down after two drivers for Three Angels Farms were involved in two separate accidents, which resulted in the deaths of four horses. Investigators found that none of the company’s three drivers were “qualified to operate a commercial motor vehicle.”

According to the FMCSA’s IH order issued for Terri’s Farm in late August, Theresa C. Vincent and Larry T. Montgomery were “continuing commercial motor vehicle operations of Three Angels Farms and Dorian G. Ayache.” Investigators allege Dorian Ayache helped Vincent set up the company and transferred the titles of three commercial vehicles owned by Three Angels Farms to Vincent.

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