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Med examiner who scammed truckers fined $109k; carrier owner sentenced to probation for violating shutdown order

| January 06, 2015

The DOT recently reported action on several trucking-related criminal cases, including the potential finale to the Terri’s Farm horse-hauling saga and a plea deal made with a medical examiner defrauding truckers by falsely signing drug ...

Recent cargo thefts a warning to carriers: Beware of cargo theft ‘red zone’

| November 20, 2014

Cargo theft tracking firm FreightWatch International issued an alert this week saying it has seen three “red zone” truckload thefts in the last three weeks, stemming from what it says is an “unusually high rate ...

Cargo theft update: Load value jumps as thieves target high-value freight

| October 29, 2014

The average loss value per cargo theft incident in the third quarter of 2014 jumped 100 percent from 2013’s third quarter $321,521, while the number of thefts fell. Here's what loads were hot, what states ...

Broker charged with bribing National Guard officials for freight contracts

| September 10, 2014

An Alabama-based freight broker has been charged with with two counts of bribery and two counts of fraud after investigators say he bribed two National Guard officials to steer military transport contracts to two carriers ...

Everybody’s favorite truck-enforcement outfit hauls in drunk park ranger

| September 03, 2014

Herein, a California State Parks ranger is called in drunk on the job, and the CHP comes to the rescue... With California's high percentage of clean inspections, could the CHP be your friend?

Two-truck owner pleads guilty in cargo theft ring targeting unhooked trailers

| August 05, 2014

A two-truck fleet owner based in Memphis has pleaded guilty to heading a cargo theft ring in which he and two others would cruise through truck stops looking for unattended and unhooked trailers and drive ...

Murdered trucker’s family engages with drivers

| July 15, 2014

David Clark will be among guests on the Truth About Trucking Live online radio program at 6 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 15.

Feb.-April cargo theft report: Thefts fall, loss value jumps

| June 04, 2014

In the rolling quarter from February-April, 178 cargo thefts were reported in the U.S. with an average value loss of $245,000, according to FreightWatch International. Here's a breakdown of the type and location of loads ...

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