Editor's note: Article has been modified to reflect a correction to the company name.
Two owners of an Ohio-based trucking company have been indicted for charges of forgery and telecommunications fraud, according to a U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General press release.
Raj Singh Bhangu and Sandy Gean Singh, Bhangu’s mother, were indicted on Oct. 21 after falsifying records submitted to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Bhangu and Singh were the owners of Knightrider Transportation located in Columbus, Ohio.
Back in December 2013, FMCSA placed Knightrider Transportation out of service for its failure to comply with safety fitness requirements, according to the press release. In January 2015, Bhangu produced a fraudulent document on FMCSA letterhead that he created. The document granted Knightrider Transportation authority to operate.
Knightrider Transportation was an interstate trucking company hauling both van and reefer freight. According to FMCSA documents, Knightrider Transportation vehicles were placed out of service in half of their inspections, with a quarter of its drivers also being placed out of service.
Copyright © OOIDA