The president of Horst & Sons Trucking Inc. has been charged with workers’ comp fraud. Officials allege that the Pennsylvania trucking company failed to provide workers’ compensation insurance over a 250-day period, but accepted government funds to maintain the policy.
A 97-count indictment was filed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of Ohio last month charging 28 people with violations including conspiracy, wire fraud and money laundering for their roles in a scheme that skimmed more than $1.7 million from trucking companies.
The indictment charges that the defendants fraudulently obtained account numbers and codes used by trucking companies to wire money to drivers from February 2011 through November 2012.
Driving a dirty, mud-caked rig? You may want to wash it down, that is if you plan to cross the border into Canada.
The Canadian Boarder Services Agency is barring entry to trucks that it deems too dirty in accordance with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s regulations prohibiting the importation of soil into the country.
The Texas Dept. of Public Safety said a routine vehicle inspection last week resulted in the arrest of a Texas trucker when close to 4 tons of marijuana valued at $3.4 million was found stowed in his tanker trailer.
According toCBS affiliate KZTV news, a trooper stopped the truck in San Patricio County, outside of Corpus Christi, TX, to perform a routine visual inspection of the vehicle, but instead found 8,000 lbs. of pot concealed inside.
Crete Carrier Corp. and Shaffer Trucking announced that renovations have been completed on its Indianapolis Trucking Jobs terminal, providing improved driver amenities including a driver training room, driver restrooms, showers, laundry, lunch and break rooms and sleeping quarters.
The company originally opened the doors to its Indianapolis location in January 2011. At the time of purchase, however, the new facility had limited driver amenities.
A Pennsylvania man who was arrested Wednesday for threatening to detonate a bomb in a truck parked in front of the White House told a Secret Service agent he was using the bomb as “leverage” to speak to President Barack Obama about repressive truck regulations.
A man who stole a big rig in Southern California, sped down the freeway causing several crashes injuring seven people before jackknifing and flipping the semi onto its side told police he was being chased by “zombies.”
Jerimiah Hartline, 19, allegedly stole the vehicle, which was loaded with strawberries, in Riverside County, according to an Epoch Times report. He then sped down Interstate 15 in Temecula and after several crashes, the rig overturned.
The Arizona Dept. of Transportation has announced that the Sunset Point rest area along Interstate 17 at milepost 252 between Phoenix and Flagstaff will be closed the week of April 15 for repairs to the parking lot.
The rest area will close April 15 at 6 p.m. and remain closed through April 19 at 5 a.m. for repairs. Crews will work to seal cracks in the pavement and restripe the parking lot.
A Florida woman has been charged with extortion after a State Attorney’s Office and Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement investigation and sting operation caught her allegedly attempting to shake down a trucking company for cash in return for giving the company additional business.
A two-day inspection blitz targeting trucks entering and exiting the port of Baltimore by the Maryland State Patrol put 114 trucks and 21 drivers out of service for safety violations. One of every five commercial trucks pulled over by inspectors during a dragnet was placed out of service.
The U.S. Dept. of Labor has ordered Contract Transport Inc., Des Moines, IA, to pay 201 drivers more than $160,000 in back wages and fringe benefits.
The Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division said Contract Transport Inc. did not pay some drivers for delay time during trips and instead paid them based on a predetermined number of hours. Some delays were caused by weather, construction or other factors, according to a BND report.
Fleet managers who want to learn more about best practices in and resources for recruiting drivers from the military can access four webinars sponsored by the Truckload Carriers Assn. The series includes insight from representatives of the Army, Marines, Air Force, National Guard and Reserve, Coast Guard, federal government, and trucking companies that actively recruit military veterans.
Truck drivers traveling on I-64 through New Kent, Virginia, are being warned if they’re caught using a hand-held cell phone while driving they risk a fine up to $2,700. And the odds of getting caught will increase beginning April 8.