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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 ...
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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 ...

Crime report: Tractor-trailer stolen, recovered in S.C., DOT drug screener charged

A truck loaded with electronics was stolen at a South Carolina truck stop while a driver was inside during his 30-minute break, and a Georgia drug screener has been charged ...

Firms warn of elevated cargo theft risk during July 4 weekend

Scott Cornell, transportation lead and crime and theft specialist for Travelers Insurance, says the ideal solution is to not leave cargo unattended during the weekend. He offers several tips for ...

UPS shooter specifically targeted three drivers, AP reports

The shooter, 38-year-old Jimmy Lam, was reportedly a disgruntled driver for UPS, according to AP.

Crime report: Former trucking company owner sentenced in marijuana smuggling operation

Activity in trucking-related criminal cases involving a multi-state commercial driver’s license testing scheme, broker fraud and drug smuggling was recently announced by the Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General ...

Cargo theft firms issue holiday weekend warning

To combat against cargo theft, SensiGuard recommends drivers and fleets confirm receivers’ hours for the holiday weekend to make sure they match up with the scheduled delivery times.

Crime report: Falsified medical exams, CDL fraud scheme update and more

A Missouri man has been charged for allegedly signing off on truckers' medical exams when he was not licensed to do so, two former Detroit DOT officials were ordered to ...

Crime report: Another CDL testing scheme, illegal radioactive material transport

Activity in three trucking-related criminal cases involving illegal transport of radioactive materials, illegal transport of fireworks and CDL testing scheme was recently announced by the Department of Transportation.