crime

Trucking rap sheet: Fraudulent medical exams, illegal hazmat transport and more

A Virginia trucking company, its parent company and four executives were pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy charges after allegedly violating multiple FMCSA regulations, a man pleaded guilty to falsifying medical exams for truckers and more.

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Dozens of guns allegedly stolen in Mississippi cargo theft

Olive Branch, Miss., police say approximately 67 guns and an unknown amount of ammunition were stolen from a tractor-trailer at Academy Sports.

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Trucking rap sheet: Trucking company charged for illegal radioactive material transport, CDL scheme update

One of Puerto Rico's largest trucking companies has been charged with illegally transporting radioactive materials, a man pleaded guilty to a CDL testing scheme, and another man pleaded guilty to illegally transporting fireworks.

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Tow truck driver arrested, charged in murder of trucker in Illinois

Police are calling the shooting a "road rage incident," and say there are "no apparent ties" between the shooter and the victim.

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Trucker shot, killed while driving on I-88 in Illinois

According to a report from ABC-7, another vehicle traveling eastbound on the interstate fired a gun into the Volvo driven by Eduardo Munoz, 43, of Sunrise, Fla. Munoz was able to pull the truck over to the shoulder of the Interstate after he was struck.

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CargoNet: First quarter cargo thefts totaled $28.7M in losses

Of the 192 cargo thefts recorded in the quarter, 51 of them were in California, leading all states. Behind California was Ontario, Canada, displacing Texas from the No. 2 spot it normally holds.

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Trucking rap sheet: One charged, two plead guilty in separate CDL testing schemes

Two former Detroit DOT employees pleaded guilty recently for allegedly accepting more than $4,000 in bribes in a CDL testing scheme, and a Utah man was charged with accepting a bribe for a passing CDL skills test grade.

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Dozens of trucks burn in separate incidents, arson suspected in two fires

Arsonists targeted tractor-trailers over the weekend in Maine and Oklahoma, burning a total of nine trucks between the separate incidents, according to local media reports. Also, as many as 30 trucks were destroyed in a separate warehouse fire in Miami on Monday.

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Police: Drug-addled trucker made cross-country trip from Seattle to Massachusetts without sleep

The Deerfield (Mass.) Police Department said in a post on its Facebook page the driver admitted to having used crystal meth, LSD and cocaine.

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Trucking rap sheet: Fleet owner sentenced for embezzling union funds, carrier charged for HOS violations

Activity in three trucking-related criminal cases involving defrauding union benefit funds from employees, various regulations violations and false certification of cargo tanks was recently announced by the Department of Transportation.

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