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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 ...

Two-truck owner pleads guilty in cargo theft ring targeting unhooked trailers

| August 05, 2014

A two-truck fleet owner based in Memphis has pleaded guilty to heading a cargo theft ring in which he and two others would cruise through truck stops looking for unattended and unhooked trailers and drive ...

DOT warning carriers about fraudulent letters seeking bank information

| July 24, 2014

Carriers should be on the lookout for fraudulent letters appearing to be from “Equifax Credit Information Services — Government division" and seeking financial information.

Beware: E-ZPass phishing scam comes to light

| July 15, 2014

An email circulating that purports to be an attempt to collected unpaid tolls via E-ZPass is a scam, authorities report.

Trucker found shot in truck in Detroit, rig burned

| July 07, 2014

A truck driver was found in Detroit June 27 shot to death inside his truck, which had been set on fire, according to multiple news reports from local news stations.

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