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Commercial Trucker Fined $10,000 Falsified Logbook Case

Barry Werley, a commercial truck driver for Ontelaunee Transport Services, Inc., of Kempton, PA, was fined $10,000 by a U.S. District Court judge in Philadelphia, PA, for making false statements in his driver’s daily logbook. Werley is one of seven Ontelaunee truck drivers who pleaded guilty to falsifying the entries to conceal the fact that they were driving over the maximum number of hours allowed under FMCSA regulations, thereby jeopardizing public safety. He pleaded guilty on September 29, 2003.