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New CargoNet tool lets carriers determine location-based cargo theft risk

CargoNet member companies can custom build routes within the portal to see the theft risk, which is based on CargoNet’s historical data set. Users can adjust the radius and date ...

Crime report: Med examiner sentenced, another pleads guilty; Canadian fleet ordered to pay $350k in back wages

An Atlanta doctor was sentenced for falsifying DOT medical exams, a South Georgia nurse pleaded guilty to falsifying medical exams, a Canadian fleet was ordered to pay $350,000 in back ...

Trucker indicted for role in deadly smuggling operation, will not face death penalty

If convicted, Bradley faces life in prison on the conspiracy and transportation resulting in death charges; 20 years for the conspiracy and transportation resulting in serious bodily injury charges; and ...

Crime report: Fleet owners indicted for evading shutdown order, former DOT employee convicted of bank fraud, more

Action in four trucking-related crimes has recently been reported by the Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General and NJ.com, including bank fraud, bribery, shutdown order evasion and unpaid tolls.

Crime report: Med examiners involved in fraud, trucking co. owner sentenced for broker fraud, trucker sentenced for homicide, more

A Missouri medical clinic owner was sentenced for issuing false medical exams to truckers, one trucker was sentenced for drug trafficking, while another was arrested for drug trafficking, and more.
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Cargo theft likely to increase over Labor Day weekend

To combat theft over the extended weekend, the firm recommends that truckers and trucking companies confirm with receivers their hours of operation to cut down on unsecured parking times.

Medical examiner busted for issuing bogus certs, 600 drivers need new medical cards

More than 600 truck operators have been told they need to renew their DOT medical certifications after the arrest of a Georgia-based medical examiner. Tonya Yawn-Lewis of Helena, Ga., was ...

Second quarter sees decline in cargo thefts, SensiGuard reports

Broken down by state, California had the most cargo theft incidents during the quarter, accounting for 29 percent of the nation’s thefts. This is a 28 percent decline from the ...

Crime report: Arizona DOT seizes $29k from trucker, former N.Y. medical examiner sentenced

The Arizona DOT seized $29,000 that was found in a small cooler inside a truck during an inspection, and a former New York doctor was sentenced for his role in ...

Knocking out fraud: Choptank Transport shares 5 strategies to protect shippers, carriers

One of the nation’s top third-party logistics firms, Choptank Transport, uses technology to secure its freight transactions and protect its business, customers and carriers.

CargoNet: Theft of cargo, equipment sees decline in second quarter

There were approximately 150 cargo theft reports recorded by CargoNet during the quarter, which was 79 fewer than last year’s second quarter. The total loss value of this year’s thefts ...

Trucking company scammed out of $900k by former driver

A New Jersey-based trucking company trucking company was scammed out of nearly a million dollars in a payroll fraud scheme led by one of its former truck drivers. The driver and ...

Trucking company, driver involved in high-profile smuggling case reportedly have checkered pasts

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 was reportedly driving without a ...

After 10 found dead in tractor-trailer, trucker charged with illegally transporting immigrants

Thirty-nine undocumented immigrants were found in the back of a tractor-trailer in San Antonio late Saturday night. As of Monday morning, 10 of them have been confirmed dead.

Crime report: Fleet owner involved in tax evasion scheme, trucking company fined for illegally transporting radioactive materials, more

Action in five trucking-related crimes has recently been reported, including a CDL testing scheme, a DOT drug testing scheme, tax evasion by a trucking company owner, a carrier operating without ...