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Be wary of increased cargo theft activity during Memorial Day weekend, firm says

SensiGuard says cargo theft rings will be “extremely active” over the next few days with more shipments being left unattended for extended periods of time, adding it has recorded theft levels up to 50 percent higher during holiday weekends.

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California trucker to serve nearly 4 years in prison after being caught with 44 pounds of cocaine

During a traffic stop, Kansas Highway Patrol troopers found 10 vacuum-wrapped packages containing 44 pounds of cocaine hidden in the reefer unit on the trailer.

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Trucking rap sheet: Fraudulent medical exams, illegal hazmat transport and more

A Virginia trucking company, its parent company and four executives were pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy charges after allegedly violating multiple FMCSA regulations, a man pleaded guilty to falsifying medical exams for truckers and more.

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Trucking rap sheet: Trucking company charged for illegal radioactive material transport, CDL scheme update

One of Puerto Rico's largest trucking companies has been charged with illegally transporting radioactive materials, a man pleaded guilty to a CDL testing scheme, and another man pleaded guilty to illegally transporting fireworks.

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Tow truck driver arrested, charged in murder of trucker in Illinois

Police are calling the shooting a "road rage incident," and say there are "no apparent ties" between the shooter and the victim.

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Right place at the right time: Value of dashcam, take 257 …

Scott LeVan was in the right place at the right time on Wednesday when, he says, parked at a rest area on I-77 in Ohio, his dashcam happened to capture views of criminals involved in a carjacking at the area.

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Trucking rap sheet: One charged, two plead guilty in separate CDL testing schemes

Two former Detroit DOT employees pleaded guilty recently for allegedly accepting more than $4,000 in bribes in a CDL testing scheme, and a Utah man was charged with accepting a bribe for a passing CDL skills test grade.

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Police: Drug-addled trucker made cross-country trip from Seattle to Massachusetts without sleep

The Deerfield (Mass.) Police Department said in a post on its Facebook page the driver admitted to having used crystal meth, LSD and cocaine.

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Trucking rap sheet: Fleet owner sentenced for embezzling union funds, carrier charged for HOS violations

Activity in three trucking-related criminal cases involving defrauding union benefit funds from employees, various regulations violations and false certification of cargo tanks was recently announced by the Department of Transportation.

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Trucking rap sheet: NJ trucking co. owner arrested for $300k in unpaid tolls

A New Jersey trucking company owner was arrested for having more than $300,000 in unpaid tolls and fees, and a New Hampshire man was ordered to pay a fine related to an illegal hazmat transport case.

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