crime

Former Texas trooper gets prison time for accepting bribes for clean inspections

From July 2014 through September 2015, Cauley reported conducting 39 Level 1 inspections on Cruz and Sons trucks, all of which were given a Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance inspection decal for a clean inspection. Cruz reportedly paid Cauley at least $4,000 for the clean inspections

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Trucking rap sheet: CDL examiners charged in fraud scheme, S.C. man indicted in reincarnated carrier scheme

A pair of third-party CDL examiners in Mississippi were charged for accepting payments for passing CDL skills test results, and a South Carolina man was charged for reincarnating his authority without disclosing his relationship with other FMCSA-regulated entities.

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Two one-truck companies charged with falsifying DVIRs

According to the indictment, the owners of the companies directed their employees, under threat of termination, to falsify Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports (DVIRs) and not report safety defects or deficiencies that would affect the safe operation of vehicles or in a breakdown.

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Trucking rap sheet: Driver charged for dumping gas in a pond; CDL fraud; illegal hazmat transport

A trucker was charged with attempting to fraudulently obtain a CDL in Utah after his license had been revoked, a Louisiana truck was charged with dumping gasoline into a pond, and a Missouri man was charged with hauling liquefied petroleum across state lines without a CDL.

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2,000 truckers potentially affected by alleged med cert fraud

Potentially more than 2,000 truckers will have to renew their medical card within 30 days after the indictment of an Alabama-based medical examiner accused of issuing false medical cards. Affected drivers will be notified via mail by the U.S. DOT.

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11 arrested in cargo theft ring bust in New Jersey

In a news release, police said they recovered 16 loads of stolen cargo worth more than $1 million. Stolen items included clothing, granite, home goods, landscaping equipment, and food products, according to NJSP.

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Trucking rap sheet: Trucker arrested on drug possession charges, Virginia DOT employees involved in fraud scheme

A Mississippi-based trucker was arrested in Indiana for possession of cocaine and marijuana; two Virginia DOT employees and four northern Virginia trucking company owners pleaded guilty to a bribery scheme, and an Indiana trucker was charged with illegally transporting hazmat.

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Man arrested, charged with murder of U.S. Postal Service trucker

Ferrell allegedly shot and killed trucker Tony Mosby shortly after 2 a.m. Monday, Feb. 19, in an incident of road rage. According to a criminal complaint filed with the U.S. District Court in Dallas, at least three gunshots were fired at Mosby and his truck, and one of the shots fatally struck Mosby in the head.

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Alabama chiropractor arrested for falsifying driver med certs

According to the indictment, Edwards and his staff "orchestrated a scheme to submit false documents" to the USDOT. The indictment alleges Edwards and his staff didn’t perform proper DOT physicals and sent forms to the DOT that falsely certified that truckers had passed the DOT physical exam requirements.

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USPS trucker reportedly shot, killed on I-30 near downtown Dallas

According to the report, homicide detectives responded to a call about a shooting around 2:30 a.m. Monday. The driver of the truck, identified as Tony Mosby, reportedly died at the scene after being shot and crashing into a guardrail.

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