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Motor Carrier Fined $12,500 for Falsifying Drivers' Logs

Bisson Moving and Storage Company, a freight and household goods carrier business based in Bath, ME, pleaded guilty in West Bath, ME state district court to 25 counts of keeping falsified drivers’ logs and was fined $12,500. In May 2000, the Maine State Police, in conducting a review of records subpoenaed from Bisson, requested OIG’s assistance. The ensuing joint investigation, also involving FMCSA, revealed instances where drivers’ logs had been falsified, to conceal hours–of–service violations. Bisson has taken remedial measures, including firing certain drivers and retaining former state police supervisors to improve company practices.