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Falsifying logs, violating FMCSA shutdowns, hauling hazmat illegally: Trucking crime roundup

| February 11, 2014

Federal courts have taken action in recent weeks against several violators in the trucking industry, including cases of hauling explosives illegally and recklessly, evading shut down orders and falsifying logs.

Bond co. owner indicted for defrauding motor carrier trust funds

| February 07, 2014

A federal investigation that began four years ago following a request by the Transportation Intermediaries Association has resulted in the indictment of a California bond company owner on charges of defrauding motor carrier trust funds.

10 indicted in decade-long cargo theft operation, will be tried in February

| January 16, 2014

Ten men have been indicted on charges of conspiracy and theft for allegedly stealing nearly $1 million in trucks, trailers and cargo in a period of more than 10 years, and their trial is set ...

5 tips to prevent cargo theft (and how to handle someone tailing you)

| December 27, 2013

What are some steps you can take to prevent becoming a victim of cargo theft? And how should you react if you think you're being tailed? Here are five things you can do to protect ...

Number of cargo theft incidents falls while load value jumps, FreightWatch reports

| December 20, 2013

The number of cargo thefts recorded in the rolling quarter between September and November was 222 — an 8 percent jump from the prior quarter (June-August), but a small decrease from the prior rolling three ...

National Association of Independent Truckers founder indicted for tax evasion

| December 18, 2013

A federal grand jury has indicted a high-profile entrepreneur and former trucking insurance leader for more than $7 million in tax evasion.

Vampire-obsessed trucker accused of kidnapping female relative for 6 months

| December 03, 2013

Cargo theft value per load rises while number of thefts declines

| November 26, 2013

The number of cargo thefts in the U.S. from August to October fell 9 percent from the previous rolling quarter to 212, but the average value lost per load was $256,586, according to FreightWatch International.

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