crime

Trucking rap sheet: Drug tester debarred, CDL scheme update

The owner of a Texas drug testing company was debarred by the FMCSA for three years, and a Florida man has pleaded guilty in connection with a CDL testing scheme.

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Trucking co. owner arrested for allegedly using business to traffic drugs

“Businesses that he was hauling legitimate loads for probably had no idea what else was in his truck. He would go and pick up loads for various businesses and put his own product on there, too.”

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FreightWatch: Second quarter cargo theft incidents, values fall

FreightWatch found an average loss value of $154,184 in the 166 thefts, which is a 16 percent decrease in value from 2015’s second quarter.

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Cargo theft incidents fall year-over-year, values rise

CargoNet logged 192 cargo theft incidents in 2016’s second quarter worth an estimated $39 million. The total worth of cargo thefts represented a $1.3 million increase over the second quarter of 2015.

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Trucking rap sheet: False med cert submissions, falsified overweight permits

An overweight permit company has been charged with producing falsified permits, and a man has pled guilty to hauling hazmat without a CDL.

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Cargo thefts predicted to rise during July 4 weekend

FreightWatch said it recorded an average loss value of $1.1 million during July 4 weekend last year, which is six times higher than the average during the rest of the year.

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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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