Trucker gets six months in prison, three years supervision for not disclosing prior crashes

South Carolina truck operator Arnold Williams has been sentenced to time served — 6 months — and three years of supervised release for not disclosing to his carrier his truck accident history.

88978Williams, however, still faces more serious charges. Though he pleaded guilty in January to charges of making false statements on an FMCSA-required form, he is also facing charges of reckless homicide and possessing an open alcohol container following a January 2013 crash that resulted in one death and three injuries.

He was terminated from his carrier in February 2013, but applied to work as a driver for a different carrier in April 2013. He was hired, but he failed to list previous accidents on his employment application, violating FMCSA regulations.

He has been in custody for six months and will remain in custody of South Carolina authorities while awaiting trial for the homicide charges.

The Business Manual for Owner-Operators
Overdrive editors and ATBS present the industry’s best manual for prospective and committed owner-operators. You’ll find exceptional depth on many issues in the Partners in Business book, updated annually.
Partners in Business Issue Cover