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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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Trucking rap sheet: N.Y. doctor sentenced in CDL med exam scheme, Arizona DOT seizes nearly $30k from truck

A former New York doctor has been sentenced for his role in a CDL medical examination scheme, and Arizona DOT officers seized $29,000 from a truck during an inspection.

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Cargo theft, tractor-trailer theft down in second quarter

The firm reports 110 tractors and 109 trailers were stolen during the quarter in the U.S. and Canada. When compared to 2016's second quarter, tractor theft was down 17 percent and trailer theft was down 29 percent.

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Trucker charged after 10 found dead in human smuggling operation in Texas

Though the incident appears to be an attempt to smuggle migrants into the U.S., local police have said it is being considered a human trafficking crime. Nearly 40 people were found in the trailer in San Antonio on Saturday.

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Trucking rap sheet: Fleet owner pleads guilty to tax evasion, another CDL testing scheme

A New Jersey trucking company owner pleaded guilty to tax evasion and bankruptcy fraud, while a Georgia-based DOT drug and alcohol screener pleaded guilty to falsifying medical exams and certifications and more.

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A back-handed compliment is still back-handed

Senators deliver industry compliments for trucking efforts to combat human trafficking before proposing truckers convicted of aiding human trafficking have their CDLs revoked for life. "Wait. What?"

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