Motor Carrier Safety Administration is reviewing alleged logbook
violations of two South Dakota trucking companies. The companies,
which are owned by Michael L. Walsh of Watertown, are accused
of forcing drivers to break weekly driving limits and concealing
it from authorities.
agents have searched Cy and Mike's Highway Service in Watertown
and Action Carrier in Sioux Falls. On 10 different occasions
since 1996, logbook violations and evasion of motor carrier
regulations allegedly have been committed.
also allegedly used drivers with suspended or revoked CDLs,
failed to conduct pre-employment drug tests and permitted drivers
to be on duty for more than 70 hours in eight consecutive days.