The FMCSA last week announced that a Georgia man has been sentenced for violating an Imminent Hazard Out-of-Service Order.
On October 24, 2014, Corey Daniels was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Macon, Georgia to 12 months of probation for violating the OOS order.
In October 2008, Devasko Lewis, doing business as Lewis Trucking Company, was ordered by the FMCSA to cease all operations due to “serious violations discovered during an FMCSA compliance review” which was conducted after a fatal crash in Alabama that killed seven State of Alabama prison guards.
Following the OOS order, the FMCSA alleges Lewis formed DDL Transport, LLC. That company was OOS.
In May 2012, Lewis pleaded guilty to violating the OOS orders and was sent to jail for 90 days and was ordered to 12 months of supervised release.
After pleading guilty, but before serving his sentence, Lewis obtained yet another DOT number for Eagle Transport and Eagle Trans by using his friend’s names, including Daniels. Lewis failed to reveal his involvement in the companies to the FMCSA.
“At around the time he pleaded guilty and before his sentencing, Lewis obtained DOT numbers for Eagle Transport and Eagle Trans using the identity of friends, including Daniels, and failing to reveal his involvement to FMCSA as owner/operator of the companies,” the Office of the Inspector General states.
After reporting to federal prison in November 2012, Lewis operated Eagle Trans with the help of Daniels and others.