A carrier has lost a legal battle over who is responsible for paying for the $8.5 million of mostly uninsured cargo that was stolen out of one of their vehicles. A judge awarded almost $6 million to the broker after they filed a claim alleging that the carrier was contractually responsible for any damage that occurred during shipment. [click to continue…]

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    The truck parking issue can be broken in to two separate problems. First that there is simply not enough safe, reliable parking to go around, and second, that even when there are open spots, it can take lots of time spent cruising around multiple different rest areas to find one. A new program that’s about to roll out nationwide hopes to make it easy for drivers to find nearby parking. [click to continue…]

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    Daniel Boyd, a freight broker from Alabama, has entered into a plea agreement with prosecutors after admitting that he had bribed two officials with the National Guard to award military contracts to carriers that he represented. [click to continue…]

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    Jon Wilbur, an owner operator with Pottle Transportation, has been named the newest Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association after helping to rescue the 18 passengers of a bus that had caught fire. [click to continue…]

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    The U.S. Attorney’s office for the Northern District of Florida has arraigned a woman who allegedly cheated small carriers and owner operators out of more than a quarter of a million dollars by running a phony tax service for truckers. [click to continue…]

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    A worker at a gas station in Arkansas has been found guilty of using drivers’ credit cards to charge them for fuel they never purchased. Over the course of only a few years, he racked up hundreds of thousands of dollars in fraudulent fuel charges. [click to continue…]

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