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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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A “corporate mouthpiece” responds

A few readers have taken me to task for my March editorial. I had argued that the proposed mandate for electronic onboard recorders could eventually put pressure to raise pay.

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Father, 2 sons sentenced for trucking fraud

A federal judge has the trio to prison and to pay almost $1.12 million in fines for operating a double brokering scheme.

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What’s proposed, what’s next

Onboard recorders could be required for all carriers that now do traditional logging. These stories will get you caught up with the developments.

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Congressman criticizes cross-border trucking plan

Peter DeFazio questioned how the cross-border plans will comply with federal pilot program rules and cross-border trucking appropriations provisions.

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Congress extends transportation funds

Extension will fund infrastructure and safety programs through September.

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Budget includes $129B for transportation

More than 55 separate highway programs would be streamlined into five core programs to eliminate overlap.

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Keeping up with hours of service

Regulators have proposed an hours of service revision that many in the industry consider too complex. Read what’s going on and how to comment.

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DOT reaffirms distracted driving focus

Safeway says its 1,525 truck drivers are prohibited from talking or texting on cell phones, or from using hands-free devices while driving.

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SpeakOut

Drivers weigh in on issues such as greenhouse gas emissions, low per-mile pay, CSA regulations and much more.

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