crime

Truckers arrested at Calif. border for trying to smuggle in thousands of dollars worth of recycling

For the second time since February, California officials have arrested a trucker at the state border on charges of recycling fraud, after authorities caught them trying to sneak in $15,000 of aluminum and plastic.

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Trucking rap sheet: Another indicted in CDL test scam, investor pleads guilty in brokerage scheme

A South Carolina man has been indicted for giving CDL tests without being authorized to do so, and an investment company owner has pleaded guilty in a brokerage scheme.

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New York man sentenced to two years for CDL exam scheme

A New York man was sentenced earlier this month to 28 months in prison and three years supervised release in connection with a fraudulent CDL test-taking scheme.

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Trucking rap sheet: Owner-op gets life in prison following shutdown order, fraudulent CDL test schemers to pay $175k

An owner-operator has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in murdering a witness who was set to testify against him for violating an FMCSA shut down order. Also, sentences were made in the case of a CDL test taking scheme.

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Cargo theft data firms warn of potential uptick in theft activity during holiday weekend

Carriers and truck operators are being warned about the increased risk of cargo theft during the holiday weekend, as thieves become more active and loads go unattended.

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Former trucking company operator sentenced to 3 years, fined $500k for brokerage scheme

The former operator of an Illinois-based trucking company who pleaded guilty in December to wire fraud has been sentenced to three years in prison and ordered to pay $532,000 for double-brokering loads.

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Cargo theft update: Value increases as number of thefts falls

The average loss value per cargo theft incident in the first quarter of 2015 jumped 25 percent from 2014’s first quarter to $256,966, while the number of thefts fell, according to the quarterly cargo theft trends report from FreightWatch International.

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Trucker gets six months in prison, three years supervision for not disclosing prior crashes

South Carolina truck operator Arnold Williams has been sentenced to time served — 6 months — and three years of supervised release for not disclosing to his carrier his truck accident history.

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Nearly $90M in truck freight stolen in cargo thefts in 2014, report shows

Though the number of theft incidents fell in 2014, CargoNet reports an alarming trend — thieves targeting high value loads and putting in the effort to steal them.

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2014 cargo theft report: Trends point to elevated threat, more sophisticated thieves

FreightWatch says cargo thieves in the U.S. are becoming more sophisticated, with data “suggesting organized thieves offset the lack of access to a high quantity of shipments by targeting higher value merchandise,” the report notes.

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