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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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Trucking rap sheet: DOT-approved drug screener charged, truck stolen and recovered in S.C.

A DOT-approved drug and alcohol tester in Georgia was charged for falsifying medical exam reports, certificates and more; and a truck and trailer loaded with electronics in South Carolina was stolen and later recovered fully intact.

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Preventing cargo theft during July 4: SensiGuard, Travelers offer tips

Because July 4 falls on a Tuesday this year, SensiGuard says many facilities will be closed on Monday, July 3, extending the weekend and resulting in trucks being parked for longer periods of time.

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Trucker caught with 715 pounds of marijuana at Tinker Air Force Base in OKC

A narcotics agent was reportedly performing military duty at the base and found duffel bags containing marijuana in the trailer during a routine inspection of the truck at the base's gate.

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Man charged after allegedly stealing truck, leading police on chase in Texas

A report by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram says the chase began Friday afternoon, June 9, when Olivas, driving a stolen tractor pulling a flatbed trailer, fled police. The chase ended in Arlington after Olivas struck another vehicle and crashed into a retaining wall.

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Truckers say rocks thrown from overpass damaged their rigs

The report says the trucks were hit on I-465 on the south side of the city around 1 a.m. Thursday, June 8. The rocks reportedly cracked, dented or shattered the windshields of the trucks.

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