Carrier Admits to Falsifying Fatal Crash Records

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The owner of Sisic Transport Service, a Woonsocket, Rhode Island, commercial trucking company, recently admitted to a federal court judge that he altered thousands of electronic entries in service logbooks for approximately 20 drivers in order to hide the actual drive time and “on-duty” status of his drivers.

Damir Sisic, 29, would routinely alter data collected by electronic logging devices, and also provided altered driving records to a state trooper investigating the fatal crash that took the life of an STS driver while working for the company in Oklahoma in April 2018. Sisic also provided altered driving records for a number of STS drivers to an FMCSA investigator during a compliance review.

Sisic owned around 11 tractors and 10 trailers, and employed between seven and 10 drivers. He would access and alter data from ELDs on thousands of occasions and routinely conceal that his drivers would often exceed the maximum number of driving hours and “on-duty” hours without the required off-duty hours, in violation of hours of service regulations.

Sisic pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Providence to conspiracy to falsify records and is scheduled to be sentenced by in January 2021.

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