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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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Preventing cargo theft during July 4: SensiGuard, Travelers offer tips

Because July 4 falls on a Tuesday this year, SensiGuard says many facilities will be closed on Monday, July 3, extending the weekend and resulting in trucks being parked for longer periods of time.

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Trucker caught with 715 pounds of marijuana at Tinker Air Force Base in OKC

A narcotics agent was reportedly performing military duty at the base and found duffel bags containing marijuana in the trailer during a routine inspection of the truck at the base's gate.

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AP: UPS shooter was disgruntled driver

The Associated Press is reporting the gunman who killed three UPS employees and himself Wednesday in San Francisco was a driver who opened fire on co-workers during a meeting.

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Man charged after allegedly stealing truck, leading police on chase in Texas

A report by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram says the chase began Friday afternoon, June 9, when Olivas, driving a stolen tractor pulling a flatbed trailer, fled police. The chase ended in Arlington after Olivas struck another vehicle and crashed into a retaining wall.

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Trucking rap sheet: Carrier smuggles weed from Mexico, two sentenced for defrauding shippers

An El Paso, Texas, trucking company owner was sentenced to more than two years in prison for his role in a 14-year marijuana smuggling operation. Additionally, a Florida man pleaded guilty to a CDL testing scheme.

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Former trucking company employee steals truck, crashes it into brothel

A disgruntled former trucking company employee allegedly stole a tractor-trailer from the company and rammed it into the front of the Moonlight Bunny Ranch on May 25.

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Be wary of increased cargo theft activity during Memorial Day weekend, firm says

SensiGuard says cargo theft rings will be “extremely active” over the next few days with more shipments being left unattended for extended periods of time, adding it has recorded theft levels up to 50 percent higher during holiday weekends.

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California trucker to serve nearly 4 years in prison after being caught with 44 pounds of cocaine

During a traffic stop, Kansas Highway Patrol troopers found 10 vacuum-wrapped packages containing 44 pounds of cocaine hidden in the reefer unit on the trailer.

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Trucking rap sheet: Fraudulent medical exams, illegal hazmat transport and more

A Virginia trucking company, its parent company and four executives were pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy charges after allegedly violating multiple FMCSA regulations, a man pleaded guilty to falsifying medical exams for truckers and more.

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