Out-of-service trucking company owner caught lying on FMCSA application

By Tyson Fisher, Land Line staff writer | 12/1/2015

A federal court in Louisiana has indicted the owner of a trucking company for making false statements to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on an operating authority application, according to federal documents.

In May 2013, FMCSA conducted a compliance review for Parker Trucking Co., operated by Pamela Parker and one other unnamed individual. FMCSA discovered several violations during the review, resulting in an “unsatisfactory” safety rating for the company. Consequently, Parker received an out-of-service order on Aug. 15, 2013.

Less than one month after being placed out of service, Parker filed an application for motor carrier and broker authority. When asked if she has ever had a relationship with an FMCSA-regulated entity within the past three years, Parker indicated she had not.

The U.S Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General, FMCSA and the Louisiana State Police are conducting the investigation.

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