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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 Trucking Industry can be tough. The tough working conditions have always bred animosity between drivers and company owners. Company owners may seem like thieves in suits, but trust me guys, they’re really not! They’re working hard, making an honest living just like you! Honest!
Okay… well… maybe not all of them.
Bradley Blackshear, owner of Q&B Trucking based out of Macon, GA was arrested after it was discovered that he had stolen 21 box trailers and sold them to a local recycling company. Bibb Country Sheriff’s office reported that parts of other previous trailers were also found on the property, and that four other Sheriff’s offices were interested in speaking to him about stolen trailers.
Acclaimed Movers & Storage of Simi Valley, Calif., runs its moving trucks on biodiesel fuel as part of its efforts to leave a smaller mark on the environment.
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