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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

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 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 26, 2014 - Industry News

Trial Set for Fraud Claims Against Covan World-Wide

Trial has been set for next year involving a household goods mover alleging hundreds of millions in fraud over shipments of military personnel belongings.

Tags: Investigation, Fleets, Litigation, Fraud

February 25, 2014 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Heading Back to Court Over Remaining Trucking Lawsuits

Photo: Evan Lockridge

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.

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

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

Federal Suit Alleges Fraud by Mover Over Military Shipments

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.

Tags: Fleets, Fraud, Investigation

December 31, 2013 - Industry News

The Top 13 Trucking Stories of 2013, Part 4

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.

Tags: Natural Gas, Hours of Service, Fuel and Oil, Pilot Flying J, Fraud

December 27, 2013 - Industry News

The Top 13 Trucking Stories of 2013, Part 2

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:

Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Ford, Fraud

December 3, 2013 - Industry News

Woman Admits to Double Brokering Scheme

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.

Tags: Freight, Brokers, Fraud

October 30, 2013 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Pushing Back Against Allegations, Some Opt-Out of Settlement

Photo: Evan Lockridge

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.

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

September 29, 2013 - Industry News

11 Arrested, Charged in Alleged CDL Scheme

By Mikadiou, via Wikimedia Commons.

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.

Tags: Drivers, New York, CDL, Fraud

September 20, 2013 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J CEO Makes First Public Comments in Months on Rebate Allegations

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.

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Truckstops, Pilot Flying J, Fraud

September 19, 2013 - Industry News

Truckers Supposedly Aware of Biodiesel Scheme, Six Indicted

Truck drivers supposedly knew of an alleged fuel scheme involving fraud in biofuels was going on but may not have said a word.

Tags: Biodiesel, Drivers, Taxes, Fraud

September 17, 2013 - Industry News

Two Trucking Ex-Executives Convicted in $26 Million Fraud Scheme

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.

Tags: GE Capital, Fleets, Fraud

September 9, 2013 - Industry News

Trucking CFO Gets 30 Months in Prison For Check-Kiting Scheme

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.

Tags: Ohio, Fleets, Fraud

September 4, 2013 - Industry News

Former USA Dry Van Execs Charged in Alleged Scheme

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.

Tags: Fleets, Fraud, GE Capital

August 12, 2013 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Faces More Litigation, Responds to Reports of Financial Health

Not every fleet that feels it has been cheated by Pilot Flying J is signing on to a recent settlement. (Photo by Evan Lockridge)

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.

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

July 24, 2013 - Industry News

Revised Pilot Flying J Settlement Covers Longer Period for Claims

The truckstop chain Pilot Flying J has revised a settlement it reached last week with eight trucking companies that filed suit against it earlier this year over claims it cheated them out of fuel rebates and discounts.

Tags: Pilot Flying J, Truckstops, Fraud, Fuel and Oil

July 16, 2013 - Industry News

Class Action Settlement Reached Over Pilot Flying J Lawsuits

Pilot Flying J will pay back money owed to trucking customers for fuel rebates, plus 6% interest.

[UPDATED] -- Truckstop chain Pilot Flying J has reached a multi-million dollar settlement agreement with some of the trucking companies that filed suit against it alleging the company cheated them out of fuel rebates.

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

July 8, 2013 - Industry News

Lawsuits Widen Against Pilot Flying J Amid Other New Concerns

Three more lawsuits have been filed against the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J over claims it shortchanged customers out of money they were due in the form of rebates from fuel purchases.

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

June 13, 2013 - Industry News

Trucking Officials Guilty In $3.6 Million Check-Kiting Scheme

Two officials with Ohio-based Dart Trucking have been found guilty of bank fraud charges related to a $3.6 million check-kiting scheme.

Tags: Fraud, Fleets, Ohio

June 13, 2013 - Industry News

Another Week, Another Pilot Flying J Lawsuit; Separate Litigation Dropped

It wouldn’t be a week in trucking lately if there wasn’t some news about the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J. This one has been no exception, with a new lawsuit being filed, one being dropped, and questions arising over who owns the company that’s come under fire following the disclosure of a federal investigation into allegations of shortchanging customers on fuel rebates.

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

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