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Cargo theft risk still high, FreightWatch says; Theft data for June-August

| September 29, 2014

Between June and August, 182 cargo thefts were recorded in the U.S., according to cargo-theft prevention firm FreightWatch International. Moreover, FreightWatch’s report says the risk level for cargo theft in the U.S. remains high.

Sentences handed down to two trucking co. embezzlers

| September 26, 2014

Courts handed down sentences in two separate but similar cases recently in which employees for two different trucking companies embezzled money from their companies.

DOT takes action against driver who falsified employment app, carrier in fraud scheme

| September 22, 2014

A representative for a carrier who defrauded customers has been sentenced, while a truck driver who previously was charged with homicide after a fatal crash has been sentenced for making false statements on a driver ...

Broker charged with bribing National Guard officials for freight contracts

| September 10, 2014

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 ...

Indictment made in Florida-based fraud scheme that cheated truck owners

| September 09, 2014

A Florida woman has been indicted in a scheme in which the Justice Department says she cheated truck owners out of just shy of a quarter-million dollars, according to an announcement from the DOJ last ...

Cargo thieves’ new tool: Tracking device jammers

| September 05, 2014

Second quarter cargo theft report: Loss value continues to climb as criminals ‘increase sophistication’

| September 03, 2014

Between April and June, 179 cargo thefts were recorded in the U.S., per FreightWatch International. The average loss value per incident, however, rose 5.6 percent to $174,415. Here's a breakdown of the full report.

Cargo thieves’ new tool: ‘Jammers’ that scramble tracking devices

| August 06, 2014

Cargo thieves seem to have a new tool at their disposal, according to FreightWatch International, who says two recent incidents “may indicate the beginning of a trend” for those looking to steal trailers or their ...

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