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Trucker injured after being shot at in apparent road rage incident

The 57-year-old trucker from San Antonio told police he was driving his truck westbound on I-30 and was changing lanes due to an accident ahead when he heard a pop and “felt like he had been punched in the side of the neck,” according to police. He was injured by the driver's side window shattering.

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Trucking rap sheet: Clean inspection briberies, CDL schemes and fraudulent drug tests

A number of California DMV employees were charged for their roles in fraudulently changing CDL testing scores, a Texas trucking company owner was charged for bribing for clean inspections, and a Washington drug screener was charged for fabricating DOT drug test reports.

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Fleet ordered to pay $3 million after pushing tired drivers on ‘grossly illegal’ routes

Beam Trucking drivers were told to drive "routes that were so long that they barely got any sleep between trips for weeks at a time over a course of years." One driver admitted to taking bath salts every few hours to stay awake, according to the U.S. Attorney.

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Trucking rap sheet: Drivers must retest after Florida CDL testing scheme

Truckers tested after Jan. 1, 2017, by Key Power Driving School in Florida will be required to retest for their CDL after the discovery of a testing scheme. A man was also sentenced for running a USDOT number scheme, and a man pleaded guilty to illegally hauling hazmat.

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NJ dump truck driver, small fleet owner arrested for more than $60k in unpaid tolls

He was pulled over, and authorities found the E-ZPass account had been revoked and suspended with more than 500 violations. He was arrested on the scene.

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Trucking rap sheet: CDL schemes, drug testing fraud, fuel tax fraud, more

Investigations revealed a CDL testing scheme in California, drug testing schemes in California and Missouri and more.

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Cargo theft incidents increase in third quarter, values fall

During 2017’s third quarter, the cargo theft recording firm saw a total of 160 cargo thefts with an average loss value per theft of $117,137. Even though the number of thefts were up quarter-over-quarter, the value of thefts was down 17 percent.

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N.Y. attack highlights danger of weaponized trucks, attacker once a truck driver

Notes on Tuesday's Manhattan terrorist attack: The suspect is a Class A CDL holder and once employed as a truck operator. The attack also underscores the dangers of the potential for trucks to be used as weapons to carry out terrorism.

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Trucker charged for threatening to kill Trump

According to court documents, James Anthony Jackson repeatedly called and told Secret Service agents in Chicago and Detroit that he was going to kill the president.

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CargoNet launches tool to help identify theft risk by route

Cargo theft tracking and reporting firm CargoNet announced Monday it has upgraded its system to provide a new online tool, dubbed RouteSearch, to detect risk of cargo theft incident by carriers’ and drivers’ routes.

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