Trucking company owner, dispatcher sentenced for falsifying logbooks

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The owner and a dispatcher of a Pennsylvania trucking company recently were sentenced in U.S. District Court in Williamsport, Pa. on felony charges related to falsification of commercial truck drivers’ logbooks.

Ronald Wolf, former owner/operator of non-defunct RBL Enterprises Inc. of Port Treverton, was sentenced on March 14, and driver/dispatcher Kenneth Heneisen was sentenced on March 10. Wolf was sentenced to three years probation and a $2,500 fine, and Heneisen was sentenced to two years probation.

Both men admitted to aiding and abetting the falsification of logbooks on a daily basis between 2001 and 2004, thereby causing RBL drivers to exceed the maximum daily driving hours prescribed by law and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations. Wolf also admitted to instructing RBL drivers to destroy supporting documents that contradicted the false logbooks.

Eight other RBL drivers have been sentenced on related charges. The investigation was conducted jointly by FMCSA and the Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General.