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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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Court upholds trucker’s death penalty conviction

The Ohio Supreme Court has affirmed the death sentence of a trucker convicted for the 2007 murders of his boss and the company safety director.

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Cargo theft incidents drop, value rises as food, home loads remain hot targets

In the first three months of the year, 206 cargo thefts were reported in the U.S. with an average value per load of $207,982, according to FreightWatch International's quarterly theft report. Here's a breakdown of the type and location of loads stolen.

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Scam alert: Fake recruiter asking driver trainees for money

The Commercial Vehicle Training Association relayed the following bulletin April 21: A scammer posing as a recruiter from Knight Transportation is getting names and numbers from driving schools and then is contacting drivers to offer them a trainer if they wire him $200.

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Massachusetts fleet owner gets fine, probation for bribing FMCSA inspector

A Massachusetts trucking company owner has received one year’s probation and a $1,000 fine for bribing a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration inspector.

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Pay-for-answer scheme in CDL tests busted in New York, 21 indicted

New York has indicted twenty-one more people for involvement in a fraudulent Commercial Driver’s License test-taking scheme in which defendants allegedly paid as much as $4,000 for answers to CDL tests.

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FreightWatch: Cargo theft numbers in 2013 hit all-time high again, threat of theft grows

The number of cargo thefts recorded in 2013 tied 2012's all-time high of 951, according to an annual report, which also said that better organization and innovation by thieves continues to push the threat of cargo theft higher.

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

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.

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Bond co. owner indicted for defrauding motor carrier trust funds

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.

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