crime

Annals of justification: Truck thief claims zombies were after him

Anyone else wondering what Wendy Parker thinks of this?

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The link between highways and murder

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

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‘The 500: A Novel’

"The 500" throws ex-conman Mike Ford into a world of political intrigue where he has to find dirt on his bosses before they bury him.

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Jason’s Law: Time for action is now

Yesterday, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works unanimously approved a two-year transportation authorization bill (S. 1813, or MAP-21) extending current funding levels and making other enhancements that could lead, said Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer, to new jobs. Of chief interest for trucking advocates is the inclusion in this bill of Jason's Law, intended to fund various initiatives to expand and ensure the safety of truck parking on the National Highway System. In a hearing ...

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Suspecting foul play in trailer deck collapse, car hauler vows vigilance

File this under "lessons learned," folks. On May 9, 2011, after an afternoon loading cars in Shreveport, La., car hauler Marc Pogrebneak wheeled over to the Petro off I-20 for a quick shower, dinner and a call to his wife. He was set to roll into West Texas to stage near his load's destination, and after a walk-around inspection of his truck, he set off. All seemed routine. But when he made his destination and got out ...

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Crime against truckers

Crime on the road is always a serious topic, and it’s been getting a lot of discussion lately. Here's where to read more about it.

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The great tomato heist — Cargo thieves still operating in plain sight

I missed this report from the New York Times a week and a half back, about a sophisticated cargo-theft ring operating a seemingly legitimate trucking company in Florida, with a twist. The freight targeted wasn't consumer electronics or cigarettes or pharmaceuticals. "The high price of produce, especially for tomatoes after the deep winter freezes," reporter William Neuman leads the Times piece, "has attracted more than heightened attention from consumers. A ring of sophisticated vegetable bandits ...

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Reporting cargo theft — balancing act in more ways than one…

Tune in Wednesday at 8 p.m. Eastern for the Truth About Trucking online radio program with host Allen Smith. My fellow Truckers News/Overdrive Senior Editor Max Kvidera and I will be guests on the subject of cargo theft, the topic of note in the latest, September edition of Truckers News, out now in digital format and hitting the truckstop racks as we speak. Cargo theft has risen sharply in recent years, some now referring to it ...

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‘Most Wanted’ lumper apprehended in Phoenix

After a twisting series of events that included a reported call from an over-the-road hauler stating a fugitive featured in August on the 'America's Most Wanted' television program was in the cab of his truck, the Phoenix New Times reports that Michael Chaves (pictured), wanted for questioning about the April 2009 murder of then-fellow lumper/sometime driver Dale Anderson at a truckstop in Branford, Conn., was apprehended Sunday, Dec. 27, in Phoenix. He'd reportedly been attempting to force ...

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