Trucking company owner pleads guilty in CDL scheme

| 11/30/2007

The list of trucking carriers using imported truck drivers through rigged CDL tests continues to grow.

Howard Schenider, 40, pleaded guilty on Wednesday, Nov. 28, to a wire fraud charge.

Schneider owns H.E. Schneider Trucking Co. of Kansas City, KS. He is the fourth individual to plead guilty in relation to an organized ring that provided fraudulent CDL’s and driving jobs for “large numbers” of Somali and Bosnian nationals in West Plains, MO, according to the Associated Press. The group used rigged tests to help drivers obtain CDLs.

According to U.S. Attorney John Wood’s Web site, Schneider was involved with Muslim Brothers and Sisters, a trucking company and truck driving school in Kansas City, MO.