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June 15, 2016 - Industry News

Murder Indictments for Driver, Fleet in Fatal Georgia Crash

A high-profile truck crash in Georgia that led to increased calls for a collision-avoidance technology mandate has reportedly resulted in murder indictments for the truck driver and carrier involved.

Tags: Georgia, Crime & Fraud, Collision Mitigation

June 9, 2016 - Industry News

N.J. Trucking Company Defrauded of Over $900K

Four people have been arrested and charged with stealing more than $900,000 from a New Jersey-based trucking company by issuing fraudulent checks to nonexistent employees.

Tags: New Jersey, Crime & Fraud, Fraud, Legal

May 24, 2016 - Industry News

Report: Cargo Thieves 'Nuts' About Nuts

Graph: FreightWatch International

The upcoming harvest season for nuts is expected to get increased attention from cargo thieves in 2016, following big jumps in stealing the previous two years.

Tags: California, Crime & Fraud, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch, Crime

May 17, 2016 - Industry News

Truck Cargo Thefts on The Rise

In the first quarter of 2016, the FreightWatch International Supply Chain Intelligence Center recorded a total of 221 cargo thefts in the United States. During this time, 66 of these incidents occurred in January, 90 in February and 65 happened in March. Graphic: FWI

The number of truck cargo thefts in the U.S. increased in the first quarter of the year but the average value of each heist declined, according to a new report from the logistics security services provider FreightWatch International.

Tags: Security, Crime & Fraud, Cargo Theft, Crime

March 9, 2016 - Industry News

Biodiesel Producer Fined $138M for Fraud

The owner of a Texas biodiesel company has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and to pay a $138 million fine in restitution and forfeiture for biofuels fraud.

Tags: Texas, Crime & Fraud, Biofuels, Renewable Fuels Standard

March 7, 2016 - Industry News

FBI Says Suspect Planned Gold Heist for a Year

Stock photo of gold bars by Andrzej Barabasz (Chepry) via Wikipedia

The man arrested by the FBI in last year's heist of nearly $5 million in gold from a tractor-trailer on I-95 in North Carolina allegedly spent a year planning the robbery, including planting a GPS tracker and a remote-controlled pepper spray device in the truck.

Tags: Crime & Fraud, Cargo Theft

February 16, 2016 - Industry News

High Risk for Cargo Theft Remains Despite 6% Drop in Heists

The darkest areas in the FreightWatch International "heat map" show the most concentrated areas of cargo thefts. Credit: FWI.

The number of recorded cargo thefts and the average value of the heists in the U.S. declined in 2015 from the year before, according to a new report.

Tags: Security, Crime & Fraud, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch, Crime

February 9, 2016 - Industry News

Former Trucking CEO and Employees Sentenced for Fraud

The former CEO of USA Dry Van Logistics and two other former employees were handed prison sentences by a Texas federal court for conspiring to defraud GE Capital.

Tags: GE Capital, Crime & Fraud, Court Ruling, Fraud

November 12, 2015 - Industry News

Heating Oil Scandal Leaves New Yorkers in the Cold

A multi-million dollar scheme involving the theft, resale and purchase of stolen heating oil has led the New York County District Attorney’s Office to issue 44 indictments, including for 29 truck drivers.

Tags: New York City, Theft, Crime & Fraud, Winter

November 5, 2015 - Industry News

Cargo Theft Incidents Fall, Average Value Up

The most intensely shaded areas show where cargo thefts happened the most during the third quarter of 2015. Graphic: FWI

The number of cargo thefts in the U.S posted a significant decline in the third quarter of the year but the average value of each crime moved up slightly, as big-value heists jumped, according to logistics-security services provider FreightWatch International.

Tags: Crime & Fraud, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch, Crime

October 12, 2015 - Industry News

Arrow Trucking CEO Sentenced to 7.5 Years for Tax Fraud

The former head of the defunct carrier Arrow Trucking, James Douglas Pielsticker, has been sentenced to 7 ½ years in prison for tax evasion and fraud.

Tags: Taxes, Leadership, Arrow Trucking, Crime & Fraud, People

October 2, 2015 - Industry News

Florida CDL Scammer Pleads Guilty

Ellariy Medvednik pleaded guilty to her role in a Florida CDL fraud scheme that may have illegally obtained licences for as many as 600 people.

Tags: Florida, CDL, Crime & Fraud

September 15, 2015 - Industry News

Doctor Charged With Falsifying CDL Physicals

A Brooklyn, N.Y., federal court has charged a doctor with falsifying certifying physical examinations for commercial drivers.

Tags: CDL, Crime & Fraud, Medical Examiners, National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners

August 12, 2015 - Industry News

2 Plead Guilty in California CDL Bribery Scheme

Two defendants have pleaded guilty to their roles in a conspiracy to sell fraudulently obtained Class A commercial driver’s licenses by bribing DMV employees in Northern California.

Tags: CDL, DMV, Department of Homeland Security, FBI, Crime & Fraud

August 3, 2015 - Industry News

Cargo Theft Drops, Average Value Around $189,000

The darkest areas indicate where cargo thefts happen the most. Graphic: FWI

Cargo thefts in the U.S. are on the decline, but the value of each heist is virtually unchanged compared to last year, according to a new second quarter report from the logistics security services provider FreightWatch International.

Tags: Security, Crime & Fraud, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch, Crime

July 31, 2015 - Industry News

Nebraska Trucker Pleads Guilty to Threatening FMCSA Inspector

A Nebraska trucker could face up to a year in prison for threatening FMCSA employees over the phone.

Tags: FMCSA, Drug Testing, Crime & Fraud

July 21, 2015 - Industry News

Driver Involved in Crash Declared Imminent Hazard

The Federal Motor Carrier Administration has declared a Kentucky-licensed truck driver an imminent hazard to public safety after a crash investigation revealed several cases of falsified records.

Tags: FMCSA, Investigation, Fatal Accidents, Crime & Fraud, Imminent Hazard

July 10, 2015 - Industry News

Dispatcher Charged with Holding Cargo Hostage

Kentucky dispatcher Bryan Napier pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud for his part in a scheme to defraud shippers.

Tags: FMCSA, FBI, Crime & Fraud, Dispatch, Shippers

July 7, 2015 - Industry News

Authorities Bust Russian CDL Scammers

Three Florida residents have been charged with unlawfully obtaining commercial driver licenses for unqualified individuals.

Tags: Florida, CDL, FBI, Crime & Fraud

June 24, 2015 - Industry News

Ky. Fleet Employee Indicted for Missing Tires

File photo

A former fleet employee of the City of Ashland, Ky., has been indicted for purchasing $143,000 in tires that are unaccounted for.

Tags: Procurement, Tires, Parts Management, Crime & Fraud

June 12, 2015 - Industry News

CDL Tester Indicted in South Carolina

A third-party CDL tester used by South Carolina has been indicted for giving tests he wasn't supposed to and skimping on the tests themselves.

Tags: FMCSA, CDL, Crime & Fraud, U.S. DOT

May 29, 2015 - Industry News

Man Given 2-Year Sentence in CDL Fraud Case

Another man connected with a widespread CDL test-taking fraud scheme was sentenced by New York District Court to 28 months in prison and three years of supervised release.

Tags: CDL, Driver Training, Crime & Fraud

May 15, 2015 - Industry News

Former Trucking Company Operator Given 3 Years in Prison

Dragan Simovski, the operator of Illinois-based Freedom Transportation was sentenced to 3 years in prison for his connection to an illegal double-brokering scheme.

Tags: Office of Inspector General, Crime & Fraud, Brokers

May 12, 2015 - Industry News

Average Cargo Theft Value Increases

The darkest areas show where cargo theft activity is the highest. Credit: FWI

While the number of incidents of cargo thefts in the U.S. declined in the first quarter of the year from the same time in 2014, the average value of each heist jumped 25%, according to the logistics security services provider FreightWatch International.

Tags: Crime & Fraud, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch, Crime

May 8, 2015 - Industry News

Broker Pleads Guilty in Phony Cargo Insurance Scam

In an operation the FBI called "theft and greed on a large scale," a former insurance broker has pleaded guilty to bilking nearly 800 trucking companies out of $3.7 million for phony cargo insurance.

Tags: Insurance, Georgia, Crime & Fraud

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