March 14, 2019
Trucking Company Pleads Guilty to Illegal Transportation of HAZMAT Material
On February 25, 2019, Wiley Sanders Truck Lines, Inc. (Wiley Sanders) pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court, Central District of California, Los Angeles, to three counts of violating hazardous materials transportation regulations. On separate occasions in August and November 2013, and again in March 2014, the company used semi-trucks to transport nearly 130,000 pounds of battery recycling waste without authorized packaging from a facility in Vernon, California.
February 26, 2019
Mississippi CDL Examiner Sentenced
On February 15, 2019, Robert Davis, a third-party commercial driver’s license (CDL) examiner, was sentenced in U.S. District Court, Jackson, Mississippi, to 15 months’ incarceration, 3 years’ supervised release, $13,500 in restitution, $1,500 in fines, and a $100 special assessment fee for his role in an illegal CDL-skills testing scheme. On October 26, 2018, Davis pleaded guilty to destroying, altering, and falsifying records during a Federal investigation into whether he accepted cash payments from multiple applicants rather than administer the federally mandated CDL-skills test.