crime

Trucking rap sheet: ‘Chameleon carriers,’ inspector bribes, CDL schemes, more

A trucking company was sentenced to fines and probation after reincarnating, a Texas fleet owner pleaded guilty to bribing state troopers for clean inspections, a Washington state drug tester pleaded guilty to testing fraud, and CDL testers in California and Mississippi pleaded guilty to fraud.

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Swift IT worker pleads guilty to bilking carrier out of $1.65M

In two separate schemes to defraud Swift, former IT worker David Dwight Reynolds swindled $1.65 million from the Phoenix-based carrier giant. He has pleaded guilty to multiple felony charges.

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Trump to sign human trafficking bills that institute CDL ban, education for truckers

The two-bill package institutes a lifetime CDL ban for those convicted of human trafficking violations, as well as boosts funding for education and reporting efforts by FMCSA.

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Cargo theft recording firms warn of increased threat during holidays

SensiGuard predicts holiday losses will increase sharply based on numbers from November. The firm says November 2017 saw a 37 percent increase in theft volume from November 2016 and a 101 percent increase in the average value loss per theft.

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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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