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Federal agents raided a trucking company in Mt. Crawford, VA on February 12th on charges of forcing drivers to falsify logbooks. Unfortunately, this sort of thing happens all the time, but for it to be happening to such a degree that there’s a raid by federal agents really says something.
The raid was the result of an investigation that has been ongoing since 2006 and came about when workers reported that their supervisors forced them to lie about their hours in order to get paid. Agents said that no less than seven witnesses complained about having to falsify records.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ordered Georgia-based Judson Mobley Logging to immediately cease all transportation services, declaring the truck company an imminent hazard to public safety.
D.A. Landis Trucking, Inc., and its owner, Dean A. Landis, 45, were charged this week by with conspiracy to cause the trucking company’s commercial truck drivers to prepare and maintain false and fraudulent driver daily logbooks, which the defendants knew to be false and fraudulent, during the period from January 2007 to November 2009, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. D.A. Landis Trucking, Inc. is also charged with making false statements in a matter within the jurisdiction of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration of the United States Department of Transportation (“USDOT”).