The total number of cargo thefts between June and August rose 5 percent to 202, while the value per load lost increased 9 percent to $166,454.
Federal officials have arrested three men who formerly held top-ranking positions at USA Dry Van Logistics for alleged involvement in a $26 million fraud scheme.
Fraudulent letters claiming to be sent by the U.S. Department of Transportation are being sent to motor carriers, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration says.
194 thefts were reported in the second quarter of 2013 — a 12 percent decline from the same quarter in 2012, but the average loss value rose 27 percent to more than $165,00.
The shooter's owner-operator target, Bruce Johnston, speaks on the long saga of the shooter's conviction and sentencing, which includes time served in a Tennessee work house and a long probationary period.
Bruce Johnston of Chattanooga, Tenn., was targeted in an on-highway shooting prompted by road rage in 2010. Following the trial's May 2013 end, Johnston finally told his side of the story.
A federal court has indicted a trucking company owner who repeatedly violated an imminent hazard operations out-of-service order.
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