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December 19, 2014 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Security, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch, Crime

September 25, 2014 - Industry News

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

The darkest areas on this map show where cargo thefts happened the most often in June through August. Graphic: FreightWatch International

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.

Tags: Security, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch, Crime

September 24, 2014 - Industry News

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.

Tags: FBI, Theft, Missouri, Crime & Fraud, Fleets, Fraud, Crime

September 2, 2014 - Industry News

Truck Cargo Theft Incidents Decline, Average Value Increases

Map of cargo theft activity hubs during the second quarter of the year. Credit: FreightWatch International

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.

Tags: Security, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch, Crime

August 14, 2014 - Industry News

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.

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

May 20, 2014 - Industry News

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.

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

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.

Tags: Drivers, Regulations, North Dakota, Fleets, Crime, Wyoming

March 10, 2014 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Office of Inspector General, Household Goods Movers, Crime, Fraud

March 5, 2014 - Industry News

2013 Cargo Thefts Tie Record High, Average Loss Falls

Credit: FreightWatch International

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 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.

Tags: FMCSA, Investigation, Cargo Theft, Crime

March 3, 2014 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Theft, Fleets, Crime, Fraud

March 3, 2014 - Industry News

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.

Tags: FMCSA, IRS, Office of Inspector General, Fraud, Crime

February 10, 2014 - Industry News

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.

Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Office of Inspector General, Brokers, Crime

February 10, 2014 - Industry News

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.

Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, U.S. DOT, Safety and Compliance, Crime

January 27, 2014 - Industry News

Three More Guilty Pleas in Federal Pilot Flying J Investigation

Photo: Evan Lockridge

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.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Pilot Flying J, Crime, Truckstops, Fraud, Fuel and Oil

January 27, 2014 - Industry News

Trucking Company Owner Sentenced, Ordered to Pay Restitution to Truckers

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

January 21, 2014 - Industry News

Trial Set for 10 Indicted in $1 Million Conspiracy to Steal Trucks, Trailers and Cargo

Trial is set for Feb. 18 in Kansas City, Mo. federal court for a group of people charged for their roles in a conspiracy to steal nearly $1 million worth of trucks and trailers along with their cargo.

Tags: Investigation, Cargo Theft, Crime

November 5, 2013 - Industry News

Defendants Plead Guilty in Scheme to Steal Trailer-Load of Goods

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

Man to Pay Restitution to Con-way Freight, Serve Time for Bomb Hoax

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

Massachusetts Small Fleet Owner Charged with Bribing FMCSA Inspector

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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