crime

Trucking rap sheet: Carrier smuggles weed from Mexico, two sentenced for defrauding shippers

An El Paso, Texas, trucking company owner was sentenced to more than two years in prison for his role in a 14-year marijuana smuggling operation. Additionally, a Florida man pleaded guilty to a CDL testing scheme.

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Former trucking company employee steals truck, crashes it into brothel

A disgruntled former trucking company employee allegedly stole a tractor-trailer from the company and rammed it into the front of the Moonlight Bunny Ranch on May 25.

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Be wary of increased cargo theft activity during Memorial Day weekend, firm says

SensiGuard says cargo theft rings will be “extremely active” over the next few days with more shipments being left unattended for extended periods of time, adding it has recorded theft levels up to 50 percent higher during holiday weekends.

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California trucker to serve nearly 4 years in prison after being caught with 44 pounds of cocaine

During a traffic stop, Kansas Highway Patrol troopers found 10 vacuum-wrapped packages containing 44 pounds of cocaine hidden in the reefer unit on the trailer.

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Trucking rap sheet: Fraudulent medical exams, illegal hazmat transport and more

A Virginia trucking company, its parent company and four executives were pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy charges after allegedly violating multiple FMCSA regulations, a man pleaded guilty to falsifying medical exams for truckers and more.

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Dozens of guns allegedly stolen in Mississippi cargo theft

Olive Branch, Miss., police say approximately 67 guns and an unknown amount of ammunition were stolen from a tractor-trailer at Academy Sports.

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Trucking rap sheet: Trucking company charged for illegal radioactive material transport, CDL scheme update

One of Puerto Rico's largest trucking companies has been charged with illegally transporting radioactive materials, a man pleaded guilty to a CDL testing scheme, and another man pleaded guilty to illegally transporting fireworks.

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Tow truck driver arrested, charged in murder of trucker in Illinois

Police are calling the shooting a "road rage incident," and say there are "no apparent ties" between the shooter and the victim.

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Trucker shot, killed while driving on I-88 in Illinois

According to a report from ABC-7, another vehicle traveling eastbound on the interstate fired a gun into the Volvo driven by Eduardo Munoz, 43, of Sunrise, Fla. Munoz was able to pull the truck over to the shoulder of the Interstate after he was struck.

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CargoNet: First quarter cargo thefts totaled $28.7M in losses

Of the 192 cargo thefts recorded in the quarter, 51 of them were in California, leading all states. Behind California was Ontario, Canada, displacing Texas from the No. 2 spot it normally holds.

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