crime

Trucking rap sheet: CDL testing fraud update, carrier fraud scheme and other updates

A Kentucky couple was convicted in a fraud scheme in which they conspired to defraud brokers by agreeing to haul loads for a certain price, then hold the cargo hostage and demand payment before delivery. That and more from trucking crime updates from the DOT.

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Trucking rap sheet: DOT medical examiner indicted, international fugitive sentenced

The Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General recently announced court activity in four trucking-related crime investigations. Here’s a summary of what happened with each.

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Truck driver stabbed to death in truck at Washington state truck stop; no leads in case

A truck driver was stabbed to death in his truck last week at the Mustardseed Truck Stop off Highway 167 in Sumner, Wash. Police have no leads in the case.

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Trucking rap sheet: Couple arrested for illegally transporting hazmat body parts, FMCSA-registered drug tester suspended

A Michigan couple was arrested Jan. 29 after they were indicted on charges related to a fraud scheme involving the distribution of infectious human remains. That and more from trucking crime updates from the DOT.

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Cargo theft numbers down in 2015, FreightWatch reports

FWI, in its annual report, recorded 204 thefts in 2015’s first quarter, 187 in the second quarter, 174 in the third quarter and 189 in the fourth quarter of the year. The numbers represent a 6 percent drop in volume and a 21 percent decrease in value from 2014.

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Trucking rap sheet: Man charged for providing fraudulent overweight permits

An Ohio man has been charged with providing fraudulent overweight state permits, and a Massachusetts man has been charged with the illegal operation of a trucking company.

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Trucking rap sheet: Fraudulent CDL school leader goes to prison, as does HHG mover

The Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General recently announced court activity in two trucking-related crime investigations. Here’s a summary of what happened with each:

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CargoNet: More than $175 million in truck cargo stolen in 2015

Out of a total of 881 incidents of cargo theft in 2015, the estimated total value of stolen cargo was more than $175 million, according to CargoNet’s annual theft trend analysis.

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Trucking rap sheet: DOT fugitive captured, CDL scheme updates and more

The Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General recently announced court activity in six trucking-related crime investigations. Here’s a summary of what happened with each.

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Cargo theft risk increased in next two weeks, firm warns

Two three-day holiday weekends next week and the week after create greater opportunity for cargo thieves to capitalize on unattended freight and equipment, FreightWatch International warns.

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