Former Owner and Dispatcher for Pennsylvania Trucking Company Sentenced in Logbook Falsification Case
A U.S. District Court judge in Williamsport, PA sentenced Ronald Wolf, the former owner/operator of RBL Enterprises, Inc. (RBL), Port Treverton, PA, on March 14 and Kenneth Heneisen, an RBL driver/dispatcher, on March 10 for misprision of a felony related to falsification of commercial truck drivers' logbooks. Wolf was sentenced to three years probation and a $2,500 fine, and Heneisen was sentenced with two years probation. Both men admitted to aiding and abetting the falsification of commercial truck drivers' logbooks on a daily basis between 2001 and 2004, thereby causing RBL drivers to exceed the maximum daily driving hours prescribed by law and FMCSA regulation. Wolf also admitted to instructing RBL drivers to destroy supporting documents that contradicted the false logbooks. A primary objective of the FMCSA 'hours-of-service' regulation is to promote public safety through reducing the risk of fatigue-related commercial vehicle accidents. Eight other RBL drivers have been sentenced on related charges. RBL is no longer in business. The investigation was conducted jointly with FMCSA.