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Crime report: NJ fleet owner arrested for $300k in unpaid tolls

Jose Ramirez, owner of Mambo Transportation in Jersey City, reportedly had 4,250 toll violations on his commercial and personal EZ Pass accounts.

Two Detroit DOT employees charged in CDL fraud case

The two employees have been charged with forgery and bribery for allegedly taking more than $4,000 in cash bribes for falsifying multiple state documents related to a CDL fraud scheme.

Fleet owner, manager sentenced to prison time for reincarnated carrier scheme

A Pennsylvania trucking company owner and one of his associates have been sentenced for their roles in a scheme to reincarnate a company previously placed shut down by FMCSA.

CargoNet: Over 800 cargo thefts recorded in 2016, losses total $173M

California had the highest number of reported cargo thefts with 228, which is a 36 percent increase from 2015, the firm says. Texas and New Jersey followed with 135 reports ...

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.