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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 ...

Contracting dispatcher who worked for several carriers pleads guilty to defrauding brokers

A dispatcher pleaded guilty June 24 to conspiracy to commit wire fraud after an investigation by the Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General.

Another July 4th cargo theft warning issued

Cargo theft firm FreightWatch International this week issued a cargo theft warning to carriers for the upcoming July 4th weekend.

Crime roundup: Another CDL testing scheme, investor pleads guilty in brokerage scheme

A South Carolina man has been indicted for giving CDL tests without being authorized to do so, and an investment company owner has pleaded guilty in a brokerage scheme.

Cargo theft warning issued for July 4 week, thieves expected to be active

Cargo Net has issued a warning to carriers and drivers for the upcoming week about the potential for increased activity by cargo thieves, with the July 1-7 week accounting for ...
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Crime roundup: CDL test scheme operators ordered to pay $175k, trucker gets life sentence after shutdown order

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

Former trucking company operator gets 3 years, to pay $500k for double brokering loads

The former operator of an Illinois-based trucking company who pleaded guilty in December to wire fraud has been sentenced to three years in prison and ordered to pay $500,000 in ...

More sophisticated cargo theft tactics push loss value up, number of thefts down in 1Q

The average loss value per cargo theft incident in the first quarter of 2015 jumped 25 percent from 2014’s first quarter to $256,966, while the number of thefts fell, according ...

Driver sentenced to six months for not disclosing accidents to carrier

South Carolina truck operator Arnold Williams has been sentenced to time served — 6 months — and three years of supervised release for not disclosing to his carrier his truck ...

Crime report: Household good movers charged in theft scheme, driver charged after threatening DOT inspector

Two men have been indicted for conspiracy and fraud in a scheme in which they posed as household goods movers to steal people's property. And a Nebraska-based trucker has been ...

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 ...