North Carolina trucking company president pleads guilty to lying

| 1/18/2012

The owner of a North Carolina trucking company has pleaded guilty to lying about driver hours-of-service logs.

According to the DOT’s Office of Inspector General, Roger D. “Butch” Mabe Jr., president and owner of Mabe Trucking Co. Inc., pleaded guilty Jan. 10 to one count of false statements related to falsification of driver’s logs.

In an investigation conducted by the U.S. DOT Office of Inspector General and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Mabe, 49, and his company were found to have falsified driver’s duty status logs to hide illegal hours worked by truck drivers from the U.S. DOT.

Mabe and his corporation are scheduled to be sentenced on April 20. Mabe faces a maximum penalty of up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine, and the company could pay as much as $500,000 in fines.