crime

Michigan woman allegedly stealing from truckers at truck stops

The Washtenaw County Sherriff’s office near Ann Arbor, Michigan is warning truckers that a woman has been sneaking into truck cabs and stealing items while the drivers are asleep inside.

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Crime report: Trucker sentenced for transporting minor in prostitution case, another CDL scheme busted

A trucker has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for transporting a minor, as part of a prostitution ring, across state lines, and another scheme to sell Class A CDLs to unqualified operators has been busted.

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Cargo theft numbers up in second quarter, CargoNet says

CargoNet reported this week that more than $19.5 million in truck freight was stolen in the second quarter — an $8 million increase from the same period last year.

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Cargo theft update: Number of thefts and value of thefts fall in second quarter

The average loss value per cargo theft incident in the second quarter of 2015 dropped 27 percent from the first quarter of 2015 to $189,307, while the number of thefts fell 11 percent from the first quarter, according to the quarterly cargo theft trends report from FreightWatch International.

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Trucking rap sheet: Driver pleads guilty to threatening FMCSA rep, latest on CDL test scheme bust

A truck driver who was accused this year of making threats to an FMCSA employee has pleaded guilty to the charges, among other trucking related crime updates announced this week.

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Two cargo theft rings busted in recent weeks

Law enforcement officials across the U.S. have been busy cracking down on cargo theft rings of late, and two theft rings have been busted this month – one in the Midwest and one in Florida.

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Four busted in fraudulent CDL scheme for unqualified Russian drivers

Four people have been indicted in a federal court in Orlando, Fla., on conspiracy charges related to the illegal production of Florida commercial drivers’ licenses.

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Dispatcher pleads guilty to defrauding brokers

A dispatcher pleaded guilty June 24 to conspiracy to commit wire fraud after an investigation by the Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General.

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Second cargo theft warning issued for holiday weekend, thieves expected to be active

FreightWatch International this week issued a warning to carriers and others in the freight supply chain urging them to watch out for cargo thieves during the July 4th weekend, citing an uptick around holidays in cargo theft activity.

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Truckers, beware: July 4th week ripe for cargo theft

Cargo Net posted this infographic with its warning, showing the top targeted commodities (food and beverage, electronics and metal) and the top states — California, Florida, Texas, Georgia and Illinois — from the July 1-7 theft data for the last three years.

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