Robert and Rose Vyhnalek, joint owners of R.J. Vyhnalek
Trucking of Wilber, NE, and Richard Crawford, a Vyhnalek driver, were indicted
by a federal grand jury in Omaha, NE, for conspiracy and making false
statements, DOT’s Office of the Inspector General reported.
The indictment charges that the Vyhnaleks and Crawford
caused drivers’ logs to be altered and falsified in order to conceal violations
of hours-of-service regulations from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety
Crawford allegedly listed himself as a co-driver on log
books when other Vyhnalek drivers were operating alone, as well as falsifying
road test certificates and substance abuse rehabilitation letters involving
other drivers employed by the firm.