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Broker charged with bribing National Guard officials for freight contracts

An Alabama-based freight broker has been charged with with two counts of bribery and two counts of fraud after investigators say he bribed two National Guard officials to steer military transport contracts to two carriers he represented.

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Indictment made in Florida-based fraud scheme that cheated truck owners

A Florida woman has been indicted in a scheme in which the Justice Department says she cheated truck owners out of just shy of a quarter-million dollars, according to an announcement from the DOJ last week.

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Second quarter cargo theft report: Loss value continues to climb as criminals ‘increase sophistication’

Between April and June, 179 cargo thefts were recorded in the U.S., per FreightWatch International. The average loss value per incident, however, rose 5.6 percent to $174,415. Here's a breakdown of the full report.

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Cargo thieves’ new tool: ‘Jammers’ that scramble tracking devices

Cargo thieves seem to have a new tool at their disposal, according to FreightWatch International, who says two recent incidents “may indicate the beginning of a trend” for those looking to steal trailers or their contents.

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Two-truck owner pleads guilty in cargo theft ring targeting unhooked trailers

A two-truck fleet owner based in Memphis has pleaded guilty to heading a cargo theft ring in which he and two others would cruise through truck stops looking for unattended and unhooked trailers and drive off with them.

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DOT warning carriers about fraudulent letters seeking bank information

Carriers should be on the lookout for fraudulent letters appearing to be from “Equifax Credit Information Services — Government division" and seeking financial information.

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Beware: E-ZPass phishing scam comes to light

An email circulating that purports to be an attempt to collected unpaid tolls via E-ZPass is a scam, authorities report.

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Trucker found shot in truck in Detroit, rig burned

A truck driver was found in Detroit June 27 shot to death inside his truck, which had been set on fire, according to multiple news reports from local news stations.

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Scam alert: Woman posing as doctor giving bogus med exams to truckers

The DOT has circulated reports warning drivers of a scam involving a Pennsylvania woman who is posing as a doctor and offering cheap — though bogus — health exams to truck drivers.

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Feb.-April cargo theft report: Thefts fall, loss value jumps

In the rolling quarter from February-April, 178 cargo thefts were reported in the U.S. with an average value loss of $245,000, according to FreightWatch International. Here's a breakdown of the type and location of loads stolen.

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