Truckstop Alerts

Security Alerts

On November 7, 2017, Joann Wingate, of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty to wire fraud and false statements in U.S District Court, Harrisburg. Wingate was indicted on September 2016 on 65 counts of wire fraud, false statements, and aggravated identity theft related to violations of FMCSA medical examination and drug and alcohol testing programs.

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On October 13, 2016, DOT-OIG agents arrested Joann Wingate of Carlyle, Pennsylvania, for her role in a scheme that violated the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) regulated alcohol- and drug-testing program and regulations for DOT physicals. In September 2016, a Federal grand jury in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, returned a 65-count indictment charging Wingate with wire fraud, false statements, and aggravated identity theft.

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On November 3, 2017, Lisa Terraciano and Kari Scattaglia, employees of the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court, Sacramento, California, related to their roles in a conspiracy to sell Class A commercial driver’s licenses (CDL) without the buyer having to take or pass the required tests.

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On November 1, 2017, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) suspended David L. Biersmith and his business, Industrial Medical Center, Inc., a.k.a. Industrial Medical Center, LLC (IMC), Independence, Missouri, and James Lindsey, chiropractor, from doing business with the Federal Government. FMCSA is also proposing to debar Biersmith, IMC, and Lindsey from doing business with the Federal Government for a period of 5 years.

OIG of DOT Press Release

On August 18, 2017, David L. Biersmith, owner and president of Industrial Medical Center (IMC), Independence, Missouri, was sentenced in U.S. District Court, Kansas City, Missouri, for his role in a fraud scheme that affected drivers in the motor carrier industry and military veterans. He was sentenced to 60 months’ probation, serving the first 4 months under the condition of home detention, and ordered to pay $39,155.14 in restitution.

OIG of DOT Press Release

On April 20, 2017, David L. Biersmith was charged and pleaded guilty to making false statements and health-care fraud in U.S. District Court, Kansas City, Missouri, related to fraudulent medical examinations of commercial truck drivers and veterans. Biersmith was the owner and president of Industrial Medical Center (IMC) in Independence, Missouri.

O.I.G. of D.O.T. Press Release

D.O.J. Press Release

On September 6, 2017, Jay Zachary Barber and his brother Garrett Barber were indicted in U.S. District Court, District of Utah, on charges related to a scheme to evade enforcement of motor carrier safety regulation. Specifically, the indictment included 36 counts involving conspiracy, false statements, aggravated identity theft, mail and wire fraud.

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On 3/30/2012 the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered Utah-based Reliable Transportation Services, Inc. dba Reliable Transportation MC# 630760 DOT# 1720152to immediately cease all transportation services, declaring the trucking company and its principal, Jay Zachary Barber, an imminent hazard to public safety. The order follows an extensive review of the company’s operations, which found multiple hours-of-service, hazardous materials, drug and alcohol testing and vehicle maintenance violations, as well as a high occurrence of recent crashes. Security finds a new carrier authority for Reliable Tranzportation LLC MC# 777973 DOT# 2277432currently pending approval by F.M.C.S.A.

Missing Alerts

A 2015 Volvo VNL64TRACTOR and 2016 CIMC Cool Globe R8000 trailer went missing July 7, 2017. The load of potatoes originated in Atlanta, Georgia and was headed to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. It is believed that the truck and trailer have been separated with the trailer near Pennsylvania and the truck still in Georgia.

BKNY Transport Inc., has offered a $200 reward for their missing truck and trailer.

The truck is white with a “Ryder” sign on it. The company truck number is 352165 and has Indiana license plates 2562589. The trailer is also white with “COMPASS” sign on the trailer. License plate is from Illinois , 560580.

BKNY last had contact with their driver on July 8, 2017.