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Another cargo theft warning issued for holiday season

The most common days for cargo theft during the holiday season have been Dec. 29 and Jan. 1, with 11 incidents each on those days, followed by Dec. 24 with 10 incidents.

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6,600 drivers will need new medical card after Georgia-based examiner’s arrest, DOT estimates

Truck drivers who received their current medical certification from Dr. Anthony Lefteris, who operated out of a Petro in Atlanta, will need to be re-examined and issued a fresh medical certification by another examiner, the Department of Transportation says.

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Alleged medical card fraud could affect thousands of truckers

Dr. Anthony Lefteris operated out of an Atlanta Petro Stopping Center. He has been charged by federal investigators for allegedly issuing medical certifications to drivers without performing full medical exams, according to court records.

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Cargo theft historically higher during holiday season, FreightWatch says

With both Christmas Day and New Year’s Day occurring on Sunday this year, FWI says many receiving facilities’ schedules will be adjusted, leaving more opportunity for freight to be parked for extra time.

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Trucker reportedly fired via text dumped load of corn on highway

According to the report, Darren C. Walp, 36, was hauling corn for B&T Livingston Trucking from Reynolds, Neb., to Hanover, Kan., when he received a text message telling him to "pack your stuff ASAP and you can leave." Walp then reportedly stopped his truck, opened the trailer's hopper doors and dumped the load of corn in the highway.

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Food and beverage cargo tops most-stolen list in recent Thanksgiving weeks

During the past four Thanksgiving weeks, Texas was the most-targeted state for cargo theft, says CargoNet.

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FreightWatch: Be wary of cargo theft during Thanksgiving week

Shipments of electronics and clothing and shoes are the most-targeted during the Thanksgiving period, the firm says.

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FreightWatch: Cargo theft instances climb from same period in 2015

During the third quarter, FreightWatch saw 77 cargo thefts in July, 66 in August and 50 in September.

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Trucker sentenced, others arrested in trucking-related drug enforcement

A trucker has been sentenced for transporting cocaine, and other trucking-related drug enforcement took place at the U.S.-Mexico borders in California and Texas.

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Trucking rap sheet: Trucker medical examiners involved in fraud cases, another sentencing in CDL test scheme

The Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General recently announced court activity in five trucking-related crime investigations. Here’s a summary of what happened with each: Florida man sentenced in CDL testing scheme Adrian Salari was sentenced Oct. 3 to six months in prison, which will be followed by a year of supervised release for his role in a CDL testing scheme. Salari and fellow employees of Larex Incorporated were charged with conspiracy to unlawfully produce Florida driver’s licenses and ...

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