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False HOS records cost fleet $10,000

CALGARY, Alta. - West Arm Truck Lines Ltd., a Calgary trucking company, has been found guilty of allowing drivers to falsify log books and fined $10,000.According to crown prosecutor Sylvia Kaspar, th...


CALGARY, Alta. – West Arm Truck Lines Ltd., a Calgary trucking company, has been found guilty of allowing drivers to falsify log books and fined $10,000.

According to crown prosecutor Sylvia Kaspar, three company drivers falsified log-book entries, with the company allowing it, between July 1 and 31, 2000. A routine safety audit uncovered the problem. Hours-of-service legislation limits truckers to driving to 13 hours at a time; an additional two hours a day can be used when road conditions are poor.

Kaspar had asked the judge to fine the company $2,000 for each charge. The maximum could have been $25,000 per count, or $125,000. The fines must be paid by June 29. n


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