Four sentenced for roles in falsifying drivers’ logbooks

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A former executive, dispatcher and two drivers of a Virginia trucking company have been sentenced for their roles in falsifying drivers’ logbooks, according to the Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General.

Norvell Preston, former president of K&C Trucking Co. of Rustburg, was ordered Jan. 18 by a U.S. District Court judge in Lynchburg to pay a $10,000 fine and serve 30 days in jail for his role in falsifying driver logbooks to conceal hours-of-service violations. Dispatcher David Martin was fined $3,400 and was placed on three months home confinement, while drivers Harold Burnett and Grover Adkins were fined $2,000 and $500, respectively.

Five other former K&C drivers were sentenced in November 2005 to home confinement or to fines ranging from $500 to $1,500 each. All those sentenced previously had pled guilty to charges of false statements and/or conspiracy related to the logbook falsifications. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration assisted DOT OIG with the investigation.