Company owner admits to knowing logbooks were falsified

| Tuesday, January 03, 2006

A former Pennsylvania trucking company owner admitted to instructing drivers to destroy supporting documents after they had falsified logbooks.

On Dec. 19, 2005, Ronald Wolf, former owner of RBL Enterprises Inc. of Port Treverton, PA, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Harrisburg, PA, to “misprision” of a felony.

Misprision of a felony basically means the defendant is accused of concealing a felony.

Wolf admitted he knew that drivers were falsifying logbooks daily between 2001 and 2004. That led to the drivers going over their daily driving hours allowed by the hours-of-service regulations, according to a Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General press release.

Wolf also admitted to instructing drivers to destroy supporting documents that contradicted the false logbooks, according to the release.

To date, eight of nine RBL drivers charged have been sentenced, according to the release.

Wolf is scheduled for sentencing in March.

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