crime

Cargo theft numbers down in 2015, FreightWatch reports

FWI, in its annual report, recorded 204 thefts in 2015’s first quarter, 187 in the second quarter, 174 in the third quarter and 189 in the fourth quarter of the year. The numbers represent a 6 percent drop in volume and a 21 percent decrease in value from 2014.

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Trucking rap sheet: Man charged for providing fraudulent overweight permits

An Ohio man has been charged with providing fraudulent overweight state permits, and a Massachusetts man has been charged with the illegal operation of a trucking company.

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Trucking rap sheet: Fraudulent CDL school leader goes to prison, as does HHG mover

The Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General recently announced court activity in two trucking-related crime investigations. Here’s a summary of what happened with each:

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Trucking rap sheet: DOT fugitive captured, CDL scheme updates and more

The Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General recently announced court activity in six trucking-related crime investigations. Here’s a summary of what happened with each.

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Trucking rap sheet: New York CDL testing scheme update, drug tester debarred

The Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General recently announced court activity in four trucking-related crime investigations. Here’s a summary of what happened with each:

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Alert: Brokerage fuel-advance scams on the rise with sophistication of identity thieves

Thieves posing as both brokers and carriers, and in some cases successfully claiming old or even active authorities for themselves, are increasingly using this scam to nab unearned fuel advances before disappearing.

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Trucking rap sheet: CDL testing schemes, ‘hostage’ loads

The Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General recently announced court activity in three trucking-related crime investigations. Here’s a summary of what happened with each.

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Cargo theft value rises, volume falls, FreightWatch says

The average loss value per cargo theft incident in the third quarter was $199,467, an increase of 7 percent over the second quarter, according to the quarterly cargo theft trends report from FreightWatch International.

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Nebraska driver sentenced to 9 months jail time for threatening FMCSA employee

A Nebraska truck driver has been sentenced after being charged in March and pleading guilty in August to threatening an FMCSA employee.

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Carrier sentenced to serve home confinement, pay restitution in extortion case

A federal court has ordered a mover to pay restitution and serve home confinement after he pleaded guilty to extorting money from a consumer.

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