crime

Trucking rap sheet: CDL testing schemes, ‘hostage’ loads

The Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General recently announced court activity in three trucking-related crime investigations. Here’s a summary of what happened with each.

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Cargo theft value rises, volume falls, FreightWatch says

The average loss value per cargo theft incident in the third quarter was $199,467, an increase of 7 percent over the second quarter, according to the quarterly cargo theft trends report from FreightWatch International.

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Cargo theft value sees big year-over-year drop in third quarter

Cargo thieves in the United States and Canada stole more than $22.5 million in cargo in the third quarter 2015, according to CargoNet’s preliminary quarterly report.

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Nebraska driver sentenced to 9 months jail time for threatening FMCSA employee

A Nebraska truck driver has been sentenced after being charged in March and pleading guilty in August to threatening an FMCSA employee.

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‘Serial killer’ trucker suspected in 5 murders, arrested at truck stop last month

A Cleveland, Ohio, trucker was charged Tuesday, Oct. 13, by a grand jury in an indictment that included 25 charges including murder, kidnapping, rape, and more.

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Trucking rap sheet: HHG scheme lands $160k fine, leader in CDL test scheme pleads guilty

The Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General recently announced court activity in three trucking-related crime investigations. Here’s a summary of what happened with each:

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Carrier sentenced to serve home confinement, pay restitution in extortion case

A federal court has ordered a mover to pay restitution and serve home confinement after he pleaded guilty to extorting money from a consumer.

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Truck driver shot on I-94 outside Chicago, police searching for gunman

A truck driver was shot in the leg while driving on Interstate 94 in Chicago Wednesday night, according to reports from local media.

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Arizona DOT warns of online DMV fraud

The Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division has issued a warning to Arizona-licensed operators over fraudulent websites offering services such as Arizona driver licenses, IDs and vehicle titles and registration.

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Trucking rap sheet: FMCSA drug testing firm shut down, CDL third-party tester convicted

Several trucking-related crimes were announced by the Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General this week.

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