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NJ dump truck driver, small fleet owner arrested for more than $60k in unpaid tolls

He was pulled over, and authorities found the E-ZPass account had been revoked and suspended with more than 500 violations. He was arrested on the scene.

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Trucker to serve up to six years in prison for role in another trucker’s death

The trucker reportedly told police he was fatigued and “may have fallen asleep” on Jan. 13 when he sideswiped another truck that was on the side of the road. New York-based trucker Zivko Lakic, 24, was reportedly standing next to his truck when he was struck and killed.

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Trucking rap sheet: Trucker leads police on chase, med examiner sentenced for fraud

A trucker led police on a two-state chase, an Atlanta doctor was sentenced for falsifying DOT medical exams, a South Georgia nurse pleaded guilty to falsifying medical exams and a Canadian fleet was ordered to pay $350,000 in back wages to temporary foreign workers.

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Trucker involved in grisly illegal alien smuggling operation will not face death penalty

Trucker James Matthew Bradley Jr. faces seven counts for his alleged involvement in an illegal immigrant smuggling operation with the possibility of life in prison. The government announced it will not seek the death penalty.

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Trucker, Army veteran gunned down in possible road rage incident in Omaha

James Womack, 32, was shot in the back three times near the truck he drove for Hill Brothers Transportation Monday, Sept. 18. According to the Omaha World-Herald, a witness said Womack confronted the driver of a pickup truck and was walking back to his truck when he was shot.

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Trucking rap sheet: Trucking co. owners indicted for evading OOS order, bribery scheme, more

Utah trucking company owners were indicted for allegedly evading an out-of-service order, Virginia trucking company owners were indicted for a bribery scheme with Virginia DOT employees and a former FMCSA employee was convicted of bank fraud.

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Trucking rap sheet: Trucker sentenced in homicide case, drivers involved in drug trafficking

A Georgia truck driver was sentenced for homicide of Georgia Port Authority officer, a trucker got 30 years for drug trafficking, another driver was arrested for having more than 1,500 pounds of marijuana in his truck and more.

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Increased cargo theft activity expected over Labor Day weekend

The firm says during Labor Day weekends of 2012 through 2016, it recorded 39 percent more thefts than on normal, non-holiday weekends. The 2016 Labor Day weekend had a total of 14 cargo theft incidents worth more than $2.5 million, SensiGuard reports.

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Feds call for crackdown on sanctuary cities in response to latest truck-involved human smuggling discovery

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement acting director Thomas Homan released a statement this week partially blaming sanctuary cities and policies for recent human smuggling operations after law enforcement, acting on a tip, rescued 17 migrants in Edinburg, Texas.

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Cargo theft volume falls, but value increases

The firm recorded 126 cargo thefts in the United States during the second quarter, which is a 10 percent decrease from the first quarter. The $140,162 average loss value of those thefts was a 12 percent increase when compared to the first quarter of the year.

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