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Trucker shot and killed at Iowa rest area, suspect arrested

The Iowa County Sheriff’s Department says 60-year-old Ernest D. Kummer of Monroe, Iowa, was shot and killed in the cab of his truck in the westbound I-80 rest area at mile marker 208 near Victor, west of Iowa City.

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Trucker involved in San Antonio human smuggling operation indicted, pleads not guilty

James Matthew Bradley Jr. faces a five-count indictment with charges of conspiracy and transportation of illegal immigrants resulting in death and serious bodily injury and more. If convicted, he could face the death penalty.

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Trucking rap sheet: Trucker sentenced in homicide case, drivers involved in drug trafficking

A Georgia truck driver was sentenced for homicide of Georgia Port Authority officer, a trucker got 30 years for drug trafficking, another driver was arrested for having more than 1,500 pounds of marijuana in his truck and more.

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Increased cargo theft activity expected over Labor Day weekend

The firm says during Labor Day weekends of 2012 through 2016, it recorded 39 percent more thefts than on normal, non-holiday weekends. The 2016 Labor Day weekend had a total of 14 cargo theft incidents worth more than $2.5 million, SensiGuard reports.

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600 drivers need new medical certs after arrest of Georgia-based examiner

More than 600 truck operators have been told they need to renew their DOT medical certifications after the arrest of a Georgia-based medical examiner. Tonya Yawn-Lewis of Helena, Ga., was recently arrested by DOT investigators for allegedly issuing bogus medical certifications.

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Feds call for crackdown on sanctuary cities in response to latest truck-involved human smuggling discovery

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement acting director Thomas Homan released a statement this week partially blaming sanctuary cities and policies for recent human smuggling operations after law enforcement, acting on a tip, rescued 17 migrants in Edinburg, Texas.

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Watch: Trucker thwarts attempted car theft

Watch this carjacker get yanked out of an automobile he was trying to steal by this brave trucker.

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17 migrants found in back of trailer at Flying J in Texas

Police arrested two Cuban nationals who were responsible for the truck after finding 14 men and three women locked inside a trailer at a Flying J truck stop in Edinburg, Texas.

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Cargo theft volume falls, but value increases

The firm recorded 126 cargo thefts in the United States during the second quarter, which is a 10 percent decrease from the first quarter. The $140,162 average loss value of those thefts was a 12 percent increase when compared to the first quarter of the year.

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Trucking rap sheet: N.Y. doctor sentenced in CDL med exam scheme, Arizona DOT seizes nearly $30k from truck

A former New York doctor has been sentenced for his role in a CDL medical examination scheme, and Arizona DOT officers seized $29,000 from a truck during an inspection.

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