March 11, 2015 - Industry News
Two separate reports show the number cargo thefts in the U.S. fell last year compared to 2013, but the average value of the heists increased.
Tags: Security, Crime & Fraud, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch, CargoNet, Crime
February 16, 2015 - Industry News
Over the past several weeks, the logistics security services provider FreightWatch International has received reports of over 40 pilferage events at truckstops and highway pull-offs in one state.
Tags: Arkansas, Truckstops, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch, Crime, I-40, I-55
February 5, 2015 - Industry News
Two more people have pleaded guilty to charges in a widespread fraudulent Commercial Driver's License test-taking scheme in New York State, following a joint federal and state investigation.
Tags: Office of Inspector General, Crime & Fraud, Crime
January 28, 2015 - Industry News
The owner of a trucking company received the maximum sentence possible by a federal court in Missouri after pleading guilty last year for his role in a cargo theft scheme.
Tags: Missouri, Cargo Theft, Crime
January 13, 2015 - Industry News
During the three-month period the cargo recovery service recorded 181 thefts, with 81 in October, 60 in November, and 40 in December.
Tags: Security, Cargo Theft, CargoNet, Crime
December 19, 2014 - Industry News
The holiday shipping season is historically one of the most dangerous times for cargo theft, according to the logistics security services provider FreightWatch International.
Tags: Security, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch, Crime
September 25, 2014 - Industry News
The logistics security services provider says it recorded a total of 182 thefts in the U.S. during June through August, with 53 thefts in June, 69 in July, and 60 in August.
September 24, 2014 - Industry News
The former comptroller for a Missouri carrier has been sentenced after being convicted for stealing $4.9 million from his employer.
Tags: FBI, Theft, Missouri, Crime & Fraud, Fleets, Fraud, Crime
September 2, 2014 - Industry News
Logistics security services provider FreightWatch International said in the second quarter of 2014, it recorded 185 truck cargo thefts in the U.S., down 4.9% from the same time a year earlier.
August 14, 2014 - Industry News
A former financial management specialist with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration was sentenced to prison late last month in U.S. District Court, Baltimore, Maryland.
Tags: FMCSA, Office of Inspector General, Crime & Fraud, Fraud, Crime
May 20, 2014 - Industry News
The owner of a Colorado-based moving company was sentenced earlier this month to nearly three years home confinement following him pleading guilty last year to charges of defrauding customers.
Tags: FMCSA, Colorado, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Office of Inspector General, Crime & Fraud, Fraud, Household Goods Movers, Crime, DOT Inspector General
April 18, 2014 - Industry News
A Wyoming-based trucking company is facing possible fines of more than $1 million for illegally dumping saltwater on a road, while criminal charges have been filed against the driver.
Tags: Drivers, Regulations, North Dakota, Fleets, Crime, Wyoming
March 10, 2014 - Industry News
The former owner and president of a Florida-based household goods mover has been sentenced in a scheme to swindle customers out of money, after it booked moves, then referred most of those moves to another company that charged higher rates.
Tags: Office of Inspector General, Household Goods Movers, Crime, Fraud
March 5, 2014 - Industry News
The number of cargo thefts in the United States last year remained the same as it was in 2013, tying the highest level on record, according to a newly released report.
Tags: Freight, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch, Crime
March 3, 2014 - Industry News
Three Kansas City, Mo., area men have been convicted in federal court for their roles in a conspiracy to steal nearly $1 million worth of trucks and trailers and their cargo.
Tags: FMCSA, Investigation, Cargo Theft, Crime
A former comptroller for a Missouri trucking company pleaded guilty last week to stealing more than $4.9 million from his employer and could face up to 30 years in prison.
Tags: Theft, Fleets, Crime, Fraud
February 10, 2014 - Industry News
A Georgia man has pleaded guilty to federal charges filed last year charging he helped violate an out-of-service order, according to the U.S. Transportation Department’s Inspector General.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, U.S. DOT, Safety and Compliance, Crime
January 27, 2014 - Industry News
The owner, operator, and president of East, St. Louis, Ill.-based Clark Trucking and Excavation was sentenced to 33 months in prison late last week.
Tags: Drivers, Missouri, Fleets, Fraud, Crime
November 5, 2013 - Industry News
Two defendants pleaded guilty on Tuesday in Federal court in Kansas for their role in a scheme to steal a load of processed beef from a meatpacker in southwest Kansas.
Tags: Kansas, Cargo Theft, Crime
November 4, 2013 - Industry News
An Illinois man has been sentenced to federal prison and ordered to pay restitution in the to Con-way Freight after pleading guilty to sending threatening communications over the Internet.
Tags: Con-way Freight, Fleets, Crime, Con-Way
October 24, 2013 - Industry News
A man has been charged in U.S. District Court in Worcester, Mass with trying to bribe a federal safety investigator in order to avoid negative findings on a safety review of his motor carrier company, but has already decided to pled guilty to avoid a lesser sentence.
Tags: FMCSA, Safety and Compliance, Litigation, Crime
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