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Med examiner accused of issuing bogus certifications to thousands of drivers pleads not guilty

A Georgia-based medical examiner who’s been accused by authorities of issuing thousands of fraudulent medical certifications to truck drivers has been indicted. FMCSA has said 6,600 truck operators who received certification from the doc will need to see a new doctor and receive fresh certifications.

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Has your truck, trailer or load ever been the victim of a theft?

This poll explores the extent to which cargo theft and truck or trailer theft has affected owner-operators -- any combination of truck, trailer or load theft happened to you throughout your career? Weigh in here.

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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

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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