Louisiana Trucking Company Co-Owner Sentenced for Falsifying an Application for Motor Carrier Operating Authority
On May 25, 2016, Pamela Parker was sentenced in U.S. District Court, Shreveport, Louisiana, for making a false statement to FMCSA on an application for a Federal Motor Carrier Operating Certificate. Parker was sentenced to 1 year of probation and $1,600 in fines.
In May 2013, during a compliance review of Parker Trucking, FMCSA inspectors found multiple violations of the FMCSA regulations. As a result, in August 2013, FMCSA issued Parker Trucking an “unsatisfactory” safety rating, and later issued an Out-of-Service Order. The investigation disclosed that Parker attempted to circumvent the Out-of-Service Order and reincarnate the company under a new USDOT number and operating authority. In September 2013, Parker falsely represented on an Application for Motor Carrier and Broker Authority that she had not had a relationship with any other FMCSA regulated entity within the past 3 years, which she knew to be false.
DOT-OIG is conducting this investigation jointly with the Louisiana State Police, with substantial assistance from FMCSA.