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Conspirator in FMCSA shutdown order violation case sentenced to probation

| November 10, 2014

A Georgia man has been sentenced to a year of probation for conspiring to violate imminent hazard out-of-service orders (shutdown orders, essentially) issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Cargo theft update: Load value jumps as thieves target high-value freight

| October 29, 2014

The average loss value per cargo theft incident in the third quarter of 2014 jumped 100 percent from 2013’s third quarter $321,521, while the number of thefts fell. Here's what loads were hot, what states ...

Cargo theft risk still high, FreightWatch says; Theft data for June-August

| September 29, 2014

Between June and August, 182 cargo thefts were recorded in the U.S., according to cargo-theft prevention firm FreightWatch International. Moreover, FreightWatch’s report says the risk level for cargo theft in the U.S. remains high.

Sentences handed down to two trucking co. embezzlers

| September 26, 2014

Courts handed down sentences in two separate but similar cases recently in which employees for two different trucking companies embezzled money from their companies.

DOT takes action against driver who falsified employment app, carrier in fraud scheme

| September 22, 2014

A representative for a carrier who defrauded customers has been sentenced, while a truck driver who previously was charged with homicide after a fatal crash has been sentenced for making false statements on a driver ...

Broker charged with bribing National Guard officials for freight contracts

| September 10, 2014

An Alabama-based freight broker has been charged with with two counts of bribery and two counts of fraud after investigators say he bribed two National Guard officials to steer military transport contracts to two carriers ...

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

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