March 10, 2014
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 3, 2014
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.
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 26, 2014
Trial has been set for next year involving a household goods mover alleging hundreds of millions in fraud over shipments of military personnel belongings.
February 25, 2014
A little more than half a dozen lawsuits alleging fuel rebate fraud still pending against the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J may be consolidated as soon as next month.
January 27, 2014
More guilty pleas were secured on Monday as part of the federal probe into truckstop mega-chain Pilot Flying J, taking the total number up to 10 so far. Brian Mosher, the former national director for sales, admitted to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and mail fraud before a federal judge in Knoxville.
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.
January 21, 2014
One household goods mover and an affiliate have allegedly swindled millions of dollars from the federal government by submitting false claims about relocating military personnel, according to a recently disclosed lawsuit.
December 31, 2013
As we look back at 2013, here's the final installment of our annual look at the top news stories of the year. Our list was compiled on the basis of popularity on our website, Truckinginfo.com, as well as our editors' opinions on which stories have the most impact on the trucking industry.
December 27, 2013
As we look back at 2013, here's the second installment in our annual look at the top news stories of the year. Our list was compiled on the basis of popularity on our website, Truckinginfo.com, as well as our editors' opinions on which stories have the most impact on the trucking industry:
December 3, 2013
A woman has pleaded guilty to charges in U.S. District Court in Macon, Ga., for her involvement in a double-brokering freight scam. On Nov. 20, Pauline Robinson-Kirkland, of Donalsonville, Ga., admitted to mail fraud. She was indicted in July 2012.
October 30, 2013
After a few weeks of relative quiet, things have started heating back up between Pilot Flying J and trucking companies that are suing the truckstop chain over allegations it cheated trucking companies out of fuel rebates.
September 29, 2013
In a complaint unsealed last week in federal court in Brooklyn, N.Y., 11 individuals were charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud as part of an extensive scheme to let applicants for New York State commercial driver’s licenses cheat on required tests.
September 20, 2013
Embattled Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam made a rare public appearance this week, some five months after the company was raided by federal agents, but it’s only one of the latest developments for the truckstop chain that's facing a myriad of legal problems.
September 19, 2013
Truck drivers supposedly knew of an alleged fuel scheme involving fraud in biofuels was going on but may not have said a word.
September 17, 2013
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas has announced two convictions resulting from a plan to defraud a lender out of millions of dollars.
September 9, 2013
The chief financial officer of a trucking company has received a sentence of two and half years in prison in relation to a $3.6 million check kiting scheme.
September 4, 2013
Former trucking company executives Sergio Lagos, Aurelio “Jim” Aleman, and Oscar Barbosa were arrested following the return of a six-count federal indictment charging wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
August 12, 2013
Despite having reached a settlement with some trucking customers, Pilot Flying J faces new litigation over claims it cheated some operations – and there is another move to depose CEO Jimmy Haslam.
July 29, 2013
You’ll be glad to know that Joseph “the trucker spy” Volpe will be taking the new few months off work. Find out why in this "All That's Trucking" blog.
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