North Carolina Transportation Consultant Pleads Guilty to False Statements Related to Falsification of Driver's Logs
On March 16, 2012, in U.S. District Court, Greensboro, North Carolina, James J. Brylski, owner of motor carrier consulting firm DOT Advisor, Incorporated, in Raleigh, North Carolina, pled guilty to a one count information charging false statements related to falsification of driver's logs.
The information alleges Mr. Brylski falsified driver's duty status logs for the purpose of concealing from the Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the number of hours driven 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 that they receive sufficient rest before driving again. Our investigation disclosed Mr. Brylski falsified such logs as a safety consultant to Mabe Trucking Company, Inc., (Mabe) located in Eden, North Carolina, to assist Mabe in passing a federal inspection by the FMCSA. Sentencing for Mr. Brylski is scheduled for June 15, 2012.
This investigation was conducted jointly with assistance from FMCSA.