The DOT's Office of the Inspector General announced that
Robert J. McClafferty, a truck driver for Ontelaunee Transport Services Inc. of
Kempton, PA, was ordered by a U.S. District Court judge in Philadelphia to
serve a 10-month prison sentence for making false statements in his driver’s
McClafferty is one of seven Ontelaunee truck drivers who
pleaded guilty to falsifying the entries to conceal the fact that they were
driving over the maximum number of hours allowed under FMCSA regulations,
thereby jeopardizing public safety, the Inspector General said.
He pleaded guilty Sept. 8.
A federal grand jury in Philadelphia returned indictments against eight truck
drivers, one trucking company and a dispatcher for making false statements
about their driving hours to the U.S. Department of Transportation and the
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.