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Be wary of cargo theft when traveling through Los Angeles

The average loss value for cargo thefts in the greater Los Angeles area is 32 percent higher than the national average, according to FreightWatch.

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Trucking rap sheet: Border inspector charged with bribery, man pleads guilty to providing fake overweight permits

An Arizona border inspector was charged after accepting a bribe in exchange for assisting a drug smuggler across the border, and a man pleaded guilty to creating and providing falsified overweight state permits to trucking companies.

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FreightWatch, CargoNet issue Labor Day cargo theft warnings

According to FreightWatch, 89 percent of cargo thefts that took place on Labor Day weekend in 2015 happened in California, Texas, Florida and Georgia. CargoNet lists the same four states and adds New Jersey as the most-targeted states during recent Labor Day weekends.

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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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