crime

Trucking rap sheet: Another CDL test scheme, driver forges med cert

Another CDL test distributor has been caught being bribed for answers; a trucker has been caught with a medical certification form he forged himself; and a Louisiana fleet owner has been sentenced for falsifying his application for authority.

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San Antonio inspector charged for taking bribes from trucking co. for clean inspections

The officer, identified as 42-year-old Daniel Schmitt, allegedly was paid $7,400 by Texas Chrome Transport to give the company “higher than normal passing grades” on the inspections.

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Cargo theft firms warn truckers of increased theft activity during Memorial Day weekend

FWI said in past Memorial Day weekends, it has seen elevated theft levels up to 40 percent higher than non-holiday weekends, and in 2015, saw a record-high 15 cargo theft incidents averaging more than $600,000 in value.

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Cargo theft incidents increase, values fall in first quarter

FreightWatch recorded a total of 221 thefts in the quarter with an average loss value per theft of $112,467.

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Trucking rap sheet: CDL testing fraud update, carrier fraud scheme and other updates

A Kentucky couple was convicted in a fraud scheme in which they conspired to defraud brokers by agreeing to haul loads for a certain price, then hold the cargo hostage and demand payment before delivery. That and more from trucking crime updates from the DOT.

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Trucking rap sheet: DOT medical examiner indicted, international fugitive sentenced

The Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General recently announced court activity in four trucking-related crime investigations. Here’s a summary of what happened with each.

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Trucking rap sheet: Couple arrested for illegally transporting hazmat body parts, FMCSA-registered drug tester suspended

A Michigan couple was arrested Jan. 29 after they were indicted on charges related to a fraud scheme involving the distribution of infectious human remains. That and more from trucking crime updates from the DOT.

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Cargo theft numbers down in 2015, FreightWatch reports

FWI, in its annual report, recorded 204 thefts in 2015’s first quarter, 187 in the second quarter, 174 in the third quarter and 189 in the fourth quarter of the year. The numbers represent a 6 percent drop in volume and a 21 percent decrease in value from 2014.

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Trucking rap sheet: Man charged for providing fraudulent overweight permits

An Ohio man has been charged with providing fraudulent overweight state permits, and a Massachusetts man has been charged with the illegal operation of a trucking company.

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Trucking rap sheet: Fraudulent CDL school leader goes to prison, as does HHG mover

The Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General recently announced court activity in two trucking-related crime investigations. Here’s a summary of what happened with each:

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