January 21, 2015 - Industry News
The former CEO of the trucking company USA Dry Van Logistics has pleaded guilty in federal court in Texas to charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and six counts of wire fraud.
Tags: FBI, Crime & Fraud, Fleets, People
January 16, 2015 - Industry News
Guilty pleas from three people have been secured by prosecutors in two related cases in connection with commercial driver’s license test taking schemes in New York.
Tags: New York, CDL, New York City, Commercial Driver's License, Office of Inspector General, Crime & Fraud
December 22, 2014 - Industry News
One man pleaded guilty to charges in federal court earlier this month in connection with a double brokering scheme, according to the Office of the Inspector General at the U.S. Transportation Department.
Tags: Office of Inspector General, Crime & Fraud, Brokers
December 12, 2014 - Industry News
A Tennessee woman has been sentenced in federal court in to four years probation and eight months home detention following her conviction of mail fraud in connection with a scheme to defraud trucking companies over drug and alcohol test results of drivers.
Tags: drivers, Regulations, Drug Testing, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Crime & Fraud, Safety & Compliance, Alcohol Testing
December 9, 2014 - Industry News
A Kansas City, Missouri truck driver was sentenced in federal court on Monday for his role in a 14-year-long conspiracy to steal more than $1 million worth of trucks and trailers and their cargo.
Tags: drivers, Missouri, Crime & Fraud, Cargo Theft
December 5, 2014 - Industry News
The owner of an interstate livestock carrier has been sentenced to a year’s probation for violating a Federal Motor Carrier imminent hazard out of service order.
Tags: Regulations, Tennessee, Office of Inspector General, Crime & Fraud, Safety & Compliance
November 18, 2014 - Industry News
A federal lawsuit against truckstop chain Pilot Flying J has been amended, accusing the company's top executive of directing an alleged fuel rebate scheme.
Tags: Crime & Fraud, Truckstops, Pilot Flying J, Litigation
November 14, 2014 - Industry News
Two men pleaded guilty to charges on Nov. 10 in federal court in Philadelphia for conspiracy to commit extortion and aiding and abetting for their role in a household goods moving scheme.
Tags: FMCSA, Office of Inspector General, Crime & Fraud, Household Goods Movers, DOT Inspector General
November 6, 2014 - Industry News
A Georgia man has been sentenced by a federal judge to 12 months probation after pleading guilty early this year to violating a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration out-of-service order.
Tags: Regulations, Office of Inspector General, Crime & Fraud, Safety & Compliance
October 14, 2014 - Industry News
A former driver for a national trucking company pleaded guilty last week to charges, admitting he bribed employees in the Traffic Office at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany, Georgia in order to obtain lucrative freight hauling business for a period of six years.
Tags: Georgia, Crime & Fraud
September 29, 2014 - Industry News
A federal grand jury in Kentucky had indicted three people with various trucking companies on charges they attempted to defraud customers.
Tags: Crime & Fraud, Kentucky, Brokers
September 26, 2014 - Industry News
A one-time top lieutenant with truckstop chain Pilot Flying J has been named a target of an investigation that the company bilked trucking customers out of money from rebates in order to inflate company profits.
Tags: Crime & Fraud, Truckstops, Pilot Flying J
September 25, 2014 - Industry News
Travis E. Honaker received a sentence from a federal judge in Missouri of three years and one month in federal prison without parole and was ordered to pay $945,200 in restitution earlier this month.
Tags: Missouri, Crime & Fraud, Fleets, Prime Inc.
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 4, 2014 - Industry News
The owner of a company that provided assistance to truck owners in filing their paperwork and paying taxes has been indicted on several charges, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida.
Tags: Florida, Crime & Fraud, Heavy Vehicle Use Tax
August 21, 2014 - Industry News
The fraudulent employers promise to reimburse the “shipping assistants”, but no money is ever reimbursed. When questioned, the scammers claim to be affiliated with the brokers or carriers whose identities and logos they have hijacked for that purpose.
Tags: TIA, Crime & Fraud, Fleets, DAT, Brokers
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
August 4, 2014 - Industry News
A federal judge has ordered mediation for a half-dozen lawsuits by trucking companies remaining against the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Crime & Fraud, Pilot Flying J, Litigation
July 22, 2014 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is warning carriers to be on the lookout for new fraud schemes as thieves try to get financial or banking information.
Tags: FMCSA, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Crime & Fraud
Why is the government filing charges against parcel delivery and trucking giant FedEx? That is the key question said the investment firm Stifel in a note to investors following FedEx disclosing last week it had been indicted by the federal government for allegedly engaging in unlawful distribution of controlled substances.
Tags: Law Enforcement, Crime & Fraud, Fleets, FedEx
July 15, 2014 - Industry News
A Memphis, Tenn., business owner pleaded guilty in federal court in Springfield, Mo. on Monday to his role in a cargo theft scheme that included a theft in West Plains, Mo.
Tags: Tennessee, Missouri, Crime & Fraud, Cargo Theft
July 14, 2014 - Industry News
Truckstop chain Pilot Flying J has struck a deal with federal prosecutors to avoid criminal prosecution over allegations it cheated fleets out of fuel rebates, but the agreement does not mean individuals are off the hook.
Tags: Crime & Fraud, Fuel and Oil, Truckstops, Pilot Flying J
June 26, 2014 - Industry News
Auditors have signed off on truckstop chain Pilot Flying J's math in determining whether it correctly calculated what it owed trucking company customers in a fuel rebate program that has been the focal point of a federal investigation.
May 30, 2014 - Industry News
The departures continue to add up at the embattled truckstop chain Pilot Flying J, with the latest involving a key sales figure, according to published reports.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Crime & Fraud, Pilot Flying J, Truckstops
May 29, 2014 - Industry News
The owner of a group of freight auditing and payment businesses surrendered Wednesday to authorities to face charges she operated them as a multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme..
Tags: New Jersey, Crime & Fraud
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