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17 migrants found in back of trailer at Flying J in Texas

Police arrested two Cuban nationals who were responsible for the truck after finding 14 men and three women locked inside a trailer at a Flying J truck stop in Edinburg, Texas.

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Cargo theft volume falls, but value increases

The firm recorded 126 cargo thefts in the United States during the second quarter, which is a 10 percent decrease from the first quarter. The $140,162 average loss value of those thefts was a 12 percent increase when compared to the first quarter of the year.

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Trucking rap sheet: N.Y. doctor sentenced in CDL med exam scheme, Arizona DOT seizes nearly $30k from truck

A former New York doctor has been sentenced for his role in a CDL medical examination scheme, and Arizona DOT officers seized $29,000 from a truck during an inspection.

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Cargo theft, tractor-trailer theft down in second quarter

The firm reports 110 tractors and 109 trailers were stolen during the quarter in the U.S. and Canada. When compared to 2016's second quarter, tractor theft was down 17 percent and trailer theft was down 29 percent.

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Trucker pleads guilty to scamming former employer out of $900K

Miguel Vidal and his brothers may face up to 20 years in prison each, along with fines. Sentencing is set for Nov. 17.

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Trucker involved in grisly human smuggling operation claims ignorance, had CDL revoked in April

The driver of the tractor-trailer that was found to be smuggling dozens of immigrants, 10 of whom have died, in San Antonio over the weekend claims he did not know there were people inside the sweltering trailer. He also had his CDL revoked in April.

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Trucker charged after 10 found dead in human smuggling operation in Texas

Though the incident appears to be an attempt to smuggle migrants into the U.S., local police have said it is being considered a human trafficking crime. Nearly 40 people were found in the trailer in San Antonio on Saturday.

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Trucking rap sheet: Fleet owner pleads guilty to tax evasion, another CDL testing scheme

A New Jersey trucking company owner pleaded guilty to tax evasion and bankruptcy fraud, while a Georgia-based DOT drug and alcohol screener pleaded guilty to falsifying medical exams and certifications and more.

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Med examiner who issued fraudulent cards to truckers to be sentenced next month

Dr. Anthony Lefteris operated out of an Atlanta Petro Stopping Center. Authorities claimed Lefteris intentionally issued medical certificates to drivers despite skipping required tests. The DOT required 6,600 drivers to renew their medical certification in the wake of Lefteris’ arrest.

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Trucking rap sheet: DOT-approved drug screener charged, truck stolen and recovered in S.C.

A DOT-approved drug and alcohol tester in Georgia was charged for falsifying medical exam reports, certificates and more; and a truck and trailer loaded with electronics in South Carolina was stolen and later recovered fully intact.

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