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Crime report: Fleet owner arrested for $1M in unpaid tolls, Pa. medical examiner suspended

The owner of a New Jersey trucking company was arrested for having more than $1 million in unpaid tolls and administrative fees over a 13-month period, and a Pennsylvania medical ...

Examiner who allegedly issued 6,600 fraudulent medical certs pleads not guilty

Dr. Anthony Lefteris, who operated out of an Atlanta Petro truck stop, was indicted Dec. 20 by a grand jury on eight counts of fraud and false entry charges. Prosecutors ...

Former trucking executive sentenced to nearly 6 years in prison for fraud, tax evasion

The former owner of a company that bought and sold trucking companies was sentenced to five years, 10 months in prison and ordered to pay $270,000 in restitution Wednesday following ...

The 10 U.S. counties with the most cargo thefts

Between July 1, 2013, and July 1, 2016, there were 329 cargo thefts reported in Los Angeles County, the report states.

CargoNet, FreightWatch warn against holiday season cargo theft

Nearly 150 reports of theft involving trucks and trailers have been recorded in the U.S. and Canada between Dec. 23 and Jan. 2 since 2012, according to CargoNet.

Thousands of truckers need new med cards after alleged examiner fraud, DOT says

Truck drivers who received their current medical certification from Dr. Anthony Lefteris, who operated out of an Atlanta-area Petro, will need to be re-examined and issued a fresh medical certification ...

Med examiner who cleared thousands of truckers charged with issuing fake certifications

Dr. Anthony Lefteris, who operated out of an Atlanta-area Petro truck stop, could have issued certifications to thousands of truck drivers. He has been arrested and charged by federal investigators ...

CargoNet warns of increased cargo theft activity around Thanksgiving

Cargo theft tends to increase around Thanksgiving, and food and beverage items were the most-stolen during the last four Thanksgiving weeks, says cargo theft recording firm CargoNet. The firm recorded 146 ...

Freightwatch warns carriers of elevated risk of cargo theft during Thanksgiving week

To safeguard against cargo theft, FreightWatch recommends truckers and trucking companies make sure security protocols are up-to-date for both in-transit and warehouse operations.

Cargo theft instances climb in third quarter, FreightWatch reports

FreightWatch International recorded a total of 193 cargo thefts in 2016's third quarter, according to its quarterly theft report issued last week. The cargo theft monitoring firm pegged the average ...

Enforcers nab truckers transporting drugs

A New Jersey court sentenced a trucker for transporting cocaine Monday, and other truck-related drug enforcement took place at the border.

Crime report: 6-month prison sentence handed down to CDL test schemer, others charged with motor carrier fraud

A Florida man was sentenced for his role in a CDL testing scheme, three CDL medical examiners were involved in separate fraud cases and an Iowa man pleaded guilty to ...

Cargo thefts, values fall year-over-year in third quarter

In total, CargoNet saw $23.7 million in cargo stolen during 2016’s third quarter, which is down $8.2 million from the same period last year. Of the 201 cargo theft incidents, ...

FTC: Groups fraudulently posed as DOT reps to scam owner-ops out of nearly $20M

The motor carrier services companies sent “robocalls, emails and text messages that create and reinforce the false impression that they are, or are affiliated with, the U.S. DOT or another ...

Crime report: Carrier owner pleads guilty to reincarnating after shutdown, CDL testing scheme busted

A Pennsylvania trucking company owner pleaded guilty to charges relating to the reincarnation of a company shut down by FMCSA, more people were sentenced in a widespread CDL testing scheme ...