Ex-truck company owner pleads guilty to falsifying logbooks

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A former owner of a trucking company recently pled guilty to falsification of truck drivers’ logbooks, and telling drivers to destroy any paperwork that contradicted the false entries.

Ronald Wolf, who owned and operated RBL Enterprises in Port Treverton, Pa., pled guilty Dec. 19 in U.S. District Court in Harrisburg, Pa., according to the Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General. Wolf admitted to aiding and abetting the falsification of logbooks on a daily basis between 2001 and 2004, causing company drivers to exceed the maximum daily driving hours allowed under Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations. He also admitted to instructing drivers to destroy supporting documents that contradicted the false logbooks. To date, eight of nine RBL drivers charged have been sentenced.

Wolf is scheduled for sentencing in March 2006. The investigation was conducted jointly by FMCSA and DOT OIG.