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Recent cargo thefts a warning to carriers: Beware of cargo theft ‘red zone’

Cargo theft tracking firm FreightWatch International issued an alert this week saying it has seen three “red zone” truckload thefts in the last three weeks, stemming from what it says is an “unusually high rate in violations of best practices for in-transit security.” FreightWatch defines the cargo red zone as within 200 miles of a loads origin, and the three recent thefts were caused by “staging cargo within the red zone,” FreightWatch says in its alert. A ...

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Cargo theft update: Load value jumps as thieves target high-value freight

The average loss value per cargo theft incident in the third quarter of 2014 jumped 100 percent from 2013’s third quarter $321,521, while the number of thefts fell. Here's what loads were hot, what states they occurred in and the methods used.

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Broker charged with bribing National Guard officials for freight contracts

An Alabama-based freight broker has been charged with with two counts of bribery and two counts of fraud after investigators say he bribed two National Guard officials to steer military transport contracts to two carriers he represented.

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Everybody’s favorite truck-enforcement outfit hauls in drunk park ranger

Herein, a California State Parks ranger is called in drunk on the job, and the CHP comes to the rescue... With California's high percentage of clean inspections, could the CHP be your friend?

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Two-truck owner pleads guilty in cargo theft ring targeting unhooked trailers

A two-truck fleet owner based in Memphis has pleaded guilty to heading a cargo theft ring in which he and two others would cruise through truck stops looking for unattended and unhooked trailers and drive off with them.

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Murdered trucker’s family engages with drivers

David Clark will be among guests on the Truth About Trucking Live online radio program at 6 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 15.

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Feb.-April cargo theft report: Thefts fall, loss value jumps

In the rolling quarter from February-April, 178 cargo thefts were reported in the U.S. with an average value loss of $245,000, according to FreightWatch International. Here's a breakdown of the type and location of loads stolen.

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Pay-for-answer scheme in CDL tests busted in New York, 21 indicted

New York has indicted twenty-one more people for involvement in a fraudulent Commercial Driver’s License test-taking scheme in which defendants allegedly paid as much as $4,000 for answers to CDL tests.

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

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.

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Cargo theft value per load rises while number of thefts declines

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.

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