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CDL examiner sentenced in skills testing scheme

Investigation revealed that falsely certified test score sheets were provided

Posted March 1, 2019

A third-party commercial driver’s license (CDL) examiner from Mississippi was sentenced earlier this month for his role in an illegal CDL skills testing scheme.

An investigation revealed that the examiner provided 41 CDL applicants with test score sheets falsely certifying that they had successfully completed the tests. The Mississippi Department of Public Safety then revoked the CDLs of the individuals who purchased the fraudulent test results.

The examiner was sentenced to 15 months incarceration, three years of supervised release, $13,500 in restitution, and $1,500 in fines. Sentencing took place in U.S. District Court in Jackson, Mississippi, on February 15, 2019.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration provides funding to help states administer CDL programs, which develop proper testing procedures and oversee trucking schools and CDL applicants. Operators of trucking schools and individual applicants are required to pass an extensive test and road skills test to obtain their CDLs and specialized endorsements.

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