Alabama truck driver sentenced for hazmat violation
By CCJ Staff
An Alabama truck driver recently was sentenced after pleading guilty to transporting undeclared hazardous waste, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation Inspector General's Office. Wayne Parker was sentenced Dec. 2 in U.S. District Court in Cullman, Ala., to five months home detention, followed by 43 months probation, and a $3,000 fine, DOT-OIG said.
The investigation was initiated as a result of a port check conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, according to DOT-OIG; Parker was inspected at a weight station and was found to be in possession of three separate driver logs, which showed that he omitted recording a trip when he was transporting hazardous waste.
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