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Dispatcher Sentenced in Ontelaunee Truck Driver Logbook Case

Richard R. Christman, a dispatcher for Ontelaunee Transport Services, Inc. (Ontelaunee), Kempton, PA, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, PA, to two months home confinement, three years supervised release, a $1000 fine and a $2,000 special assessment for his role in a scheme involving falsification of driver daily logbooks. In April 2004, Christman pled guilty to all twenty counts of a July 2003 indictment charging him with allowing, encouraging, and causing Ontelaunee drivers to violate federal highway safety laws by driving more than the maximum lawful number of daily driving hours and falsifying their daily logbooks to conceal “hours-of-service” violations. Seven Ontelaunee drivers were previously sentenced as a result of this investigation. The case was investigated with assistance from FMCSA.