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Cargo theft update: Incidents drop, but thieves becoming more sophisticated, report says

Between April and June, 179 cargo thefts were recorded in the U.S., per FreightWatch International. The average loss value per incident, however, rose 5.6 percent to $174,415. Here's a breakdown ...

Owners of ‘chameleon carrier’ plead guilty to violating FMCSA shutdown orders

Two former trucking company owners pleaded guilty Aug. 19 to violating shutdown orders issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in a reincarnated carrier scheme conducted in 2012 and ...

Former FMCSA employee sentenced in tax refund scheme

A federal judge has sentenced a former Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration employee to 15 months in prison and ordered $546,785 in restitution for participating in a tax refund conspiracy.

Trucker pleads guilty to leading hook-n-go theft ring

The owner of a Memphis, Tenn.-based trucking company led a cargo theft ring whose M.O. was to bobtail through truck stops on the lookout for unattended, unhooked trailers, according to ...
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Carriers being targeted by fake letters wanting banking info, FMCSA warns

Carriers should be on the lookout for fraudulent letters appearing to be from “Equifax Credit Information Services — Government division" and seeking financial information.

Reports say woman posing as doctor offering truckers cheap med exams

The DOT has circulated reports warning drivers of a scam involving a Pennsylvania woman who is posing as a doctor and offering cheap -- though bogus -- health exams to ...

Schneider reports 20 percent drop in cargo theft rates

The number 13 is typically associated with bad luck, but that’s certainly not the case for Schneider when it comes to its 2013 cargo theft results. Instead, the premier truckload, ...

Cargo theft occurences fall, average loss value jumps from previous quarter

In the rolling quarter from February-April, 178 cargo thefts were reported in the U.S. with an average value loss of $245,000, according to FreightWatch International. Here's a breakdown of the ...

Freight co. Ponzi scheme bilked customers of $42 million, DOJ alleges

The owner of a group of freight payment, logistics, and shipping businesses surrendered Thursday to face charges she operated them as a multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme, the U.S. Department of Justice ...

Cargo theft per-incident average jumps in first quarter, number of thefts falls slightly

In the first three months of the year, 206 cargo thefts were reported in the U.S. with an average value per load of $207,982, according to FreightWatch International's quarterly theft ...

Trucking company sentenced for bribing FMCSA inspector

A Massachusetts trucking company owner has received one year’s probation and a $1,000 fine for bribing a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration inspector.

21 indicted in NY in scheme to pay for CDL test answers

New York has indicted twenty-one more people for involvement in a fraudulent Commercial Driver’s License test-taking scheme.

Trucking co. employee charged with stealing $6M from carrier in decade-long scam

A New Jersey man is being held on bail after investigators concluded he stole more than $6 million over nearly a decade from New England Motor Freight.