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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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Trucking rap sheet: FMCSA drug testing firm shut down, CDL third-party tester convicted

Several trucking-related crimes were announced by the Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General this week.

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National Coalition on Truck Parking formed, results of Jason’s Law parking study released

DOT reps and stakeholder groups have signed a pledge of commitment to a newly created National Coalition on Truck Parking.

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Crime report: Trucker sentenced for transporting minor in prostitution case, another CDL scheme busted

A trucker has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for transporting a minor, as part of a prostitution ring, across state lines, and another scheme to sell Class A CDLs to unqualified operators has been busted.

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Cargo theft update: Number of thefts and value of thefts fall in second quarter

The average loss value per cargo theft incident in the second quarter of 2015 dropped 27 percent from the first quarter of 2015 to $189,307, while the number of thefts fell 11 percent from the first quarter, according to the quarterly cargo theft trends report from FreightWatch International.

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Trucking rap sheet: Driver pleads guilty to threatening FMCSA rep, latest on CDL test scheme bust

A truck driver who was accused this year of making threats to an FMCSA employee has pleaded guilty to the charges, among other trucking related crime updates announced this week.

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Four busted in fraudulent CDL scheme for unqualified Russian drivers

Four people have been indicted in a federal court in Orlando, Fla., on conspiracy charges related to the illegal production of Florida commercial drivers’ licenses.

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Second cargo theft warning issued for holiday weekend, thieves expected to be active

FreightWatch International this week issued a warning to carriers and others in the freight supply chain urging them to watch out for cargo thieves during the July 4th weekend, citing an uptick around holidays in cargo theft activity.

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