crime

Trucker reportedly fired via text dumped load of corn on highway

According to the report, Darren C. Walp, 36, was hauling corn for B&T Livingston Trucking from Reynolds, Neb., to Hanover, Kan., when he received a text message telling him to "pack your stuff ASAP and you can leave." Walp then reportedly stopped his truck, opened the trailer's hopper doors and dumped the load of corn in the highway.

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Food and beverage cargo tops most-stolen list in recent Thanksgiving weeks

During the past four Thanksgiving weeks, Texas was the most-targeted state for cargo theft, says CargoNet.

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FreightWatch: Be wary of cargo theft during Thanksgiving week

Shipments of electronics and clothing and shoes are the most-targeted during the Thanksgiving period, the firm says.

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FreightWatch: Cargo theft instances climb from same period in 2015

During the third quarter, FreightWatch saw 77 cargo thefts in July, 66 in August and 50 in September.

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Trucker sentenced, others arrested in trucking-related drug enforcement

A trucker has been sentenced for transporting cocaine, and other trucking-related drug enforcement took place at the U.S.-Mexico borders in California and Texas.

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Trucking rap sheet: Trucker medical examiners involved in fraud cases, another sentencing in CDL test scheme

The Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General recently announced court activity in five trucking-related crime investigations. Here’s a summary of what happened with each: Florida man sentenced in CDL testing scheme Adrian Salari was sentenced Oct. 3 to six months in prison, which will be followed by a year of supervised release for his role in a CDL testing scheme. Salari and fellow employees of Larex Incorporated were charged with conspiracy to unlawfully produce Florida driver’s licenses and ...

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Cargo theft trends: With Scott Cornell and the Travelers Insurance sting trailer

Cornell says the fastest-growing category of "strategic cargo theft" is seeing thieves utilize sophisticated identity theft and other schemes toward posing as legitimate truckers to make off with freight. How Travelers' sting trailer has been used to combat it.

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Cargo thefts in California up 40 percent year-over-year, down across U.S.

The 201 cargo thefts, however, are a 9 percent decrease from 2015’s third quarter, CargoNet reports. These thefts decreased in most states, according to the firm, but California saw a 40 percent increase in year-over-year cargo thefts with 59 reported thefts.

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Gunman who shot Pa. trucker sentenced to 5-10 years in prison

The gunman, a former dispatcher, attacked the trucker with a towing chain in the company’s parking lot. The Georgian national shot the PEG driver with a borrowed 9 mm gun before fleeing by car with his accomplices. The trucker has since recovered from the gunshot wound.

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Trucking rap sheet: Fleet owner pleads guilty to ‘chameleon carrier’ charges, CDL testing schemes and more

A Pennsylvania trucking company owner pleaded guilty to charges relating to the reincarnation of a company shut down by FMCSA, more CDL testing schemes and more.

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