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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.

Trucking crime roundup: Two sentenced in separate incidents for embezzling from carriers

Courts handed down sentences in two separate but similar cases recently in which employees for two different trucking companies embezzled money from their companies.

DOT: ‘Low-balling’ carrier rep sentenced, trucker who lied on FMSCA forms indicted

A representative for a carrier who defrauded customers has been sentenced, while a truck driver who previously was charged with homicide after a fatal crash has been sentenced for making ...

Broker enters plea agreement in military freight bribery scheme

An Alabama-based freight broker has been charged with with two counts of bribery and two counts of fraud after investigators say he bribed two National Guard officials to steer military ...

Florida woman indicted for swindling truck owners

A Florida woman has been indicted in a scheme in which the Justice Department says she cheated truck owners out of just shy of a quarter-million dollars, according to an ...

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 ...