U.S. Department of Transportation
Office of Public Affairs
Monday, August 28, 2006
Contact: Ian Grossman, 202-465-5650
Statement from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
A laptop computer belonging to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) was stolen from a government-owned vehicle on Tuesday, August 22, 2006, in Baltimore, Maryland. The incident was immediately reported to the local police and an investigation is ongoing.
FMCSA has conducted an initial assessment and has determined the laptop may contain personally identifiable information (PII) pertaining to 193 individuals who hold a Commercial Driver's License (CDL), from 40 motor carrier companies. At this point, it does not appear that the laptop contained any financial or medical information; however it did contain individual names, dates of birth, and CDL numbers.
While the Agency has no reason to believe that the perpetrators targeted the computer based on knowledge of the PII data, we are taking all possible steps to inform potentially affected parties. The 40 motor carrier companies have been notified of the potential security breach and they have also been given the names of their employees whose information may be on the laptop. We have also notified the states that issued the CDLs: AL, CA, DC, FL, GA, IL, KY, MD, NC, NJ, NY, PA, TX, and VA.
We will provide any additional information as it becomes available and we encourage
drivers from the affected companies to contact their employers for additional information. We have also
mailed information in a letter to these drivers.
In addition, individuals can contact our hotline at 1-800-832-5660.
Information on fraud alert and the credit bureaus can be found on the Federal Trade
Commission's Web site: www.consumer.gov/idtheft.
The motor carrier companies potentially affected include:
AMATO INDUSTRIES INC
B & J AUTO BODY & CARE
BESCHE OIL COMPANY INC
BURCH OIL CO INC
CHESAPEAKE TRANSPORTATION LLC
CONNALLY CONTRACTING CORPORATION
EJAY'S ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
ERNEST MAIER INC
EVERGRO LANDSCAPING INC
G & R TRANSPORTATION INC
H S HENRY TRUCKING
JAIME ALBERTO ROJAS
JOSE DEJESUS CARBAJAL
JUNK IN THE TRUNK LLC
L P FLEMING JR TRUCKING INCORPORATED
LASTING IMPRESSIONS LANDSCAPE CONTRACTORS INC
LUDOW O BRYAN
MALIK HOLDINGS INC
MCT CHARTER TOURS INC
PREMO BUILDING AND REMODELING INC
RIVERSIDE PETROLEUM COMPANY
ROJAS TRANSPORT INC
SAFEWAY VAN LINES INC
SSI CUSTOM PLASTICS
TAYLOR GAS COMPANY INC
UNIVERSAL FUEL INC
WINSLOW PUMP & WELL INC
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