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Another look at 2014 cargo theft figures: $89.5 million in freight stolen, thieves putting in effort for high-value loads

Cargo thieves are growing more sophisticated, CargoNet says, so while the number of cargo thefts falls, the loss value per theft continues to rise.

Truck drivers under investigation following armed cargo theft of $5M in gold

Following an odd cargo theft earlier this week — in which roughly $5 million in gold bars were stolen from the back of a tractor-trailer heading from Miami to Massachusetts ...

FreightWatch: Cargo backlog at West Coast ports presents heightened cargo theft dangers

Cargo theft prevention firm FreightWatch International issued this week a theft warning to carriers and drivers moving the surge of cargo at ports on the West Coast following the recent ...

Cargo theft prevention firm issues truck stop ‘pilferage’ warning

More than 40 “pilferage” events have occurred at truck stops and highway pull-offs in recent weeks along Interstates in Arkansas, says FreightWatch International, prompting the cargo theft prevention firm to ...

Former Arrow Trucking head enters plea deal, could face 10 years, $50M fine

James Douglas Pielsticker, who led Arrow until the company’s sudden closure in December 2009, now faces up to 10 years in prison and more than $50 million in potential fines.

Crime report: Reincarnated carrier gets jail time, CDL scheme update, drug tester debarred

The DOT announced updates on several to trucking-related crimes in the last week. Here’s a quick look at each.

Fleet owner sentenced to 10 years for directing $3.5 million cargo theft scheme

The former owner of a Memphis-based fleet was sentenced this month to 10 years in prison — the maximum amount allowed by law — for using the trucks in his ...

DOT gets guilty pleas in pay-for-answers CDL scheme in New York

The Department of Transportation announced recently that three people in New York have pleaded guilty to charges in a scheme in which test takers were provided answers to CDL examinations ...

Ex-CEO of trucking company pleads guilty in $26M scheme

The former CEO of USA Dry Van Logistics has pleaded guilty in Houston’s federal district court to six counts of wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

Crime report: Carrier sentenced for violating shutdown order, drug tester sentenced for scamming truck drivers

A roundup of trucking related crimes as reported in recent weeks by the Department of Transportation, including sentencing for a "chameleon carrier" scheme, a fraudulent drug tester and a broker ...

Former Arrow Trucking CEO indicted, allegedly swindled millions from company, bank

The former president and CEO of the now defunct Arrow Trucking was indicted last week on 23 counts of various types of fraud and tax evasion — all of which ...

Truck driver sentenced 22 years for role in cargo theft ring

A Missouri trucker will serve nearly 22 years in prison without parole and is required to pay almost $1.3 million in restitution for conspiring steal trucks, trailers and cargo over ...

Cargo thefts: FreightWatch warns of recent jump in loads stolen in ‘red zone’

Cargo theft tracking firm FreightWatch International issued an alert this week saying it has seen three “red zone” truckload thefts in the last three weeks, stemming from stopping within the ...

Trucking co. operator sentenced to probation for conspiring to violate DOT shutdown orders

A Georgia man has been sentenced to a year of probation for conspiring to violate imminent hazard out-of-service orders (shutdown orders, essentially) issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.