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North Carolina Trucking Company and Owner Sentenced for Falsifying Driver’s Logs

On June 7, 2012, in U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina, Mabe Trucking Company (MTC), Eden, North Carolina, and its owner, Roger "Butch" Mabe, Jr., were sentenced.  MTC was sentenced to five years of probation and fined $8,000 and Mabe was sentenced to one year of probation and fined $2,000.  Each previously pleaded guilty for the falsification of driver's records for the purpose of concealing the number of hours driven by drivers as required by Federal Motor Carrier Safety regulations. These regulations limit the number of hours a truck driver can operate a vehicle in order to prevent motor vehicle accidents caused by driver fatigue. Accordingly, truck drivers are required to record their duty status on logs to ensure they do not exceed the maximum number of allowable driving hours, and receive sufficient rest before driving again.

This investigation was conducted jointly with FMCSA.