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March 11, 2015

Cargo Theft Declines in 2014, Average Value Increases

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.

February 16, 2015

FreightWatch Issues Advisory Over Truckstop/Highway Thefts

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.

February 5, 2015

Two More Admit Guilt in CDL Test-Taking Scheme

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.

January 30, 2015

Feds Detail Crime and Punishment in Five Trucking Investigations

The Office of Inspection General at the U.S. Transportation Department on Friday released new details in five separate legal cases against six people for crimes ranging from falsifying driver drug and alcohol test results to violating FMCSA out of service orders.

January 28, 2015

Trucking Company Owner Receives Maximum Sentence for Cargo Theft

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.

January 13, 2015

Cargo Thefts Total $18 Million in Final Quarter of Last Year

During the three-month period the cargo recovery service recorded 181 thefts, with 81 in October, 60 in November, and 40 in December.

December 19, 2014

FreightWatch Issues Holiday Freight Security Advisory

The holiday shipping season is historically one of the most dangerous times for cargo theft, according to the logistics security services provider FreightWatch International.

September 25, 2014

Cargo Thefts, Average Value Decline in Latest Three-Month Period

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

Trucking Company Comptroller Sentenced in Multi-Million Dollar Theft

The former comptroller for a Missouri carrier has been sentenced after being convicted for stealing $4.9 million from his employer.

September 2, 2014

Truck Cargo Theft Incidents Decline, Average Value Increases

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

FMCSA Employee Sentenced to Prison over Phony Tax Returns

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.

May 20, 2014

Colorado Household Mover Sentenced for Fraud

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.

April 18, 2014

Trucking Company Faces Nearly $1 Million In Fines Over Oilfield Waste Dumping

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.

March 10, 2014

Household Goods Mover Sentenced for 'Low-Ball' Estimate Scam

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.

March 5, 2014

2013 Cargo Thefts Tie Record High, Average Loss Falls

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.

March 3, 2014

Three Convicted in $1 Million Truck, Trailer and Cargo Theft Conspiracy

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.

March 3, 2014

Former Trucking Comptroller Admits to Millions in Theft

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.

March 3, 2014

FMCSA Official Pleads Guilty in Tax Fraud Scheme

An official with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has pleaded guilty for her role in a conspiracy to obtain fraudulent tax refunds, sometimes using the personal information of other individuals without their knowledge or permission.

February 10, 2014

Freight Broker Bond Company Owner Indicted

The owner of a freight broker bond company was indicted in U.S. District Court, Los Angeles, Calif. late last month in connection with a trust fund scheme.

February 10, 2014

Man Pleads Guilty to Helping to Violate Out-of-Service Order

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.

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