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Falsifying logs, violating FMCSA shutdowns, hauling hazmat illegally: Trucking crime roundup

| February 11, 2014

Federal courts have taken action in recent weeks against several violators in the trucking industry, including cases of hauling explosives illegally and recklessly, evading shut down orders and falsifying logs.

Cargo theft value per load rises while number of thefts declines

| November 26, 2013

The number of cargo thefts in the U.S. from August to October fell 9 percent from the previous rolling quarter to 212, but the average value lost per load was $256,586, according to FreightWatch International.

Mass. fleet owner pleads guilty to bribery; FMCSA shuts down three drivers

| October 25, 2013

Korca Enterprises owner Irfan Dushku faces home confinement and extended probation after bribery attempt; and drivers in Texas, Michigan and Illinois are declared imminent hazards to public safety by FMCSA.

Remembering a husband and hero

Dalene Davies-Smoot | August 07, 2013

According to this account by Dalene Davies-Smoot, Bob Smoot's widow, Smoot, gunned down at work as a small fleet operator, was a true driver's friend and advocate. "Next to his family, Bob loved his drivers ...

‘Trucker spy’ shooter sentenced

| July 19, 2013

The shooter's owner-operator target, Bruce Johnston, speaks on the long saga of the shooter's conviction and sentencing, which includes time served in a Tennessee work house and a long probationary period.

Poll: What is the best venue for trying terrorism suspects?

| May 17, 2013

In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, where do you stand on whether to try the suspects, and others accused of terrorism, in U.S. courts or military commissions?

Annals of justification: Truck thief claims zombies were after him

| April 15, 2013

Anyone else wondering what Wendy Parker thinks of this?

The link between highways and murder

| September 06, 2012

The book tackles a broader subject: the link between murders and the Interstate Highway System.

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