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Fraudulent letter being sent to carriers, agency says

Fraudulent letters claiming to be sent by the U.S. Department of Transportation are being sent to motor carriers, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration says.

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Cargo thefts fall, but value increases

194 thefts were reported in the second quarter of 2013 — a 12 percent decline from the same quarter in 2012, but the average loss value rose 27 percent to more than $165,00.

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‘Trucker spy’ shooter sentenced

The shooter's owner-operator target, Bruce Johnston, speaks on the long saga of the shooter's conviction and sentencing, which includes time served in a Tennessee work house and a long probationary period.

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Video: ‘Trucker spy’ target tells the story of the shooting

Bruce Johnston of Chattanooga, Tenn., was targeted in an on-highway shooting prompted by road rage in 2010. Following the trial's May 2013 end, Johnston finally told his side of the story.

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Repeat out-of-service violator indicted in federal court

A federal court has indicted a trucking company owner who repeatedly violated an imminent hazard operations out-of-service order.

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‘Trucker spy’ found guilty in road incident

A Tennessee jury has found a “trucker spy” guilty of attempted murder in the second degree of a trucker he was filming.

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188 cargo thefts recorded in first quarter of 2013

In the quarter, 188 thefts were recorded, with an average loss value of $141,266 per load stolen.

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Drivers being scammed by fake ‘recruiters,’ FMCSA says

A fraudulent scheme said to scam drivers out of $350 and a wild goose chase is being perpetrated on drivers and CDL training schools.

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Homeland Security busts 28 for shamming $1.7 million from trucking companies

Following a two-year probe, 28 people have been indicted for allegedly swindling $1.7 million from multiple U.S. trucking companies, says the Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

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Number of cargo thefts falls 20 percent in early 2013

In December, February and January, a total of 199 cargo thefts occurred, according to FreightWatch International.

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