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Truckers, dispatchers indicted in NYC heating oil shorting scheme

Twenty-nine truckers, three dispatchers and nine heating oil companies were among the 44 indicted in a multi-million-dollar scheme that shorted New York City customers from a homeless shelter to police ...

Crime report: Two sentenced for CDL testing scheme, HHG movers plead guilty

The Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General recently announced court activity in three trucking-related crime investigations. Here’s a summary of what happened with each:

Third quarter cargo theft values rise, volumes drop

The average loss value per cargo theft incident in the third quarter was $199,467, an increase of 7 percent over the second quarter, according to the quarterly cargo theft trends ...

Cargo theft value sees dramatic drop in third quarter

Cargo thieves in the United States and Canada stole more than $22.5 million in cargo in the third quarter 2015, according to CargoNet’s preliminary quarterly report. That's down from the ...

Crime roundup: Latest on CDL test scheme, big fine for fraudulent HHG carrier

The Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General recently announced court activity in three trucking-related crime investigations. Here’s a summary of what happened with each.
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HHG carrier ordered to short prison stint in extortion scheme

A federal court has ordered a mover to pay restitution and serve home confinement after he pleaded guilty to extorting money from a consumer.

Beware of online DMV fraud in Arizona

The Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division has issued a warning to Arizona-licensed operators over fraudulent websites offering services such as Arizona driver licenses, IDs and vehicle titles and ...

N.Y. doctor charged with falsely certifying CDL physicals

A New York doctor has been charged with falsely certifying physical exams for commercial drivers.

Crime report: Third-party CDL tester convicted, drug testing firm shut down

Several trucking-related crimes were announced by the Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General this week.

Crime roundup: Another CDL testing scheme, trucker sentenced in prostitution case, illegal hazmat hauler fined

Several trucking-related court decisions have been made recently.

Cargo theft incidents rose in second quarter, report shows, with loss value climbing $8 million

The number of thefts increased 8 percent in the second quarter of 2015 from the same period last year, CargoNet reported. The total estimated value of stolen cargo was up ...

Number of cargo thefts, value of thefts drop in second quarter

The average loss value per cargo theft incident in the second quarter of 2015 dropped 27 percent from the first quarter of 2015 to $189,307, while the number of thefts ...

Crime roundup: Five found guilty in CDL test scheme, driver pleads guilty to threatening FMCSA inspector

A truck driver has pleaded guilty in charges related to threatening an FMCSA employee, while five others have been founded guilty in a scheme to provide answers to CDL test ...

Five arrested, more than $300,000 seized in Florida cargo theft ring bust

Five individuals have been arrested in connection to a cargo theft ring in Florida with a warrant out for the arrest of a sixth individual.

Multi-state cargo theft ring busted, eight indicted

Eight individuals have been indicted as part of an alleged organized scheme to steal tens of millions of dollars in merchandise from shipments of cargo moving through the several midwestern ...