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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.
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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 ...

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 ...