At 0645, 10-3-2010, investigators began trailing a LW Miller company truck with pigs loaded on three levels in the trailer. The truck was driven by a solo driver.
At 0245, 10-4-10, the truck pulled into the unloading area inside the locked gates at the Farmer Johns slaughter plant.
Total travel time was 20 hours and covered 1,176 miles. The driver almost doubled his legally allowed driving time of 11 hours, despite a $20,000 fine the company received last year.
Animals’ Angels will file a complaint with the Department of Transportation regarding the violation of the 11 hour rule.