If you’ve been getting the hairy eyeball from shippers when picking up your loads, it may be a sign that you have a stain on your shirt… or they may be suspicious that you aren’t quite who you say you are – and rightly so. Cargo theft is at its all-time high and one of the leading methods of stealing cargo is with a deceptive pickup. [click to continue…]
Three men in the Kansas City area have just been found guilty on conspiracy charges for their roles in stealing five trucks and 17 trailers as well as the cargo contained within.
Jon Dirk Dickerson, 56, was the owner of the trucking company who would purchase stolen trucks and trailers for use in his own fleet. With help from his son, 31-year-old Kyle Dickerson, he scrapped some for parts, and changed the VIN information on others so that he could use them to haul legitimate loads for customers. [click to continue…]
It seems that no one is able to agree on how best to fund the maintenance and upkeep of the nation’s roadways. There are multiple proposals from various different groups, all calling for different methods of funding. An increased gas tax, a per-mile tax, and new tolling are three of the most popular ideas being floated. With everyone trying to convince each other which method is best, a group has formed that will take a different approach and try instead to eliminate one funding option from the table. [click to continue…]
Heavy fog and slick roads caused a four truck pile-up that claimed the lives of two of the drivers Sunday night on I-84 near Pendleton, Oregon. The pile-up was actually a series of three separate accidents. [click to continue…]
The California Attorney General has stated that the use of driver-facing in cab cameras does not violate any state codes, and may be used to take disciplinary action against drivers. There are a few factors stipulating when and how the video may be used, but the decision makes it clear that – in California at least – a driver-facing camera is not considered an invasion of privacy. [click to continue…]
An attorney for the County Attorney’s Office in Harris County, Texas is suing the owner of a local truck stop for failing to stop the criminal activity that has been taking place at the location for the past few years. Apparently the local Sheriff’s office has been dispatched to the truck stop so many times that the state deemed it necessary to file a lawsuit to force the owners to remedy the situation. [click to continue…]