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Trucking Company Secretly Moving Meth Hidden Within Shipments of Vegetables, Unsealed Indictment Shows

Trucking Company Secretly Moving Meth Hidden Within Shipments of Vegetables, Unsealed Indictment Shows

A recently unsealed indictment has revealed allegations that a trucking company was secretly operating a statewide network, leading to the seizure of nearly 13,000 pounds of methamphetamine and dozens of guns. Federal prosecutors described the organization as “sophisticated” and operational “for well over a year,” giving “the appearance of being a legitimate transportation business.”

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Freight Brokerage Espionage

Freight Brokerage Espionage

In recent months, the freight industry has been rocked by a wave of unprecedented scams. Just last week, we discussed a freight ransom ring in Illinois. Now, we have another alarming story to share: corporate espionage.

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CFPB Looking Into Predatory Lease-Purchase Agreements

CFPB Looking Into Predatory Lease-Purchase Agreements

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) presented findings on predatory lease-purchase agreements in the trucking industry to the Truck Leasing Task Force on July 18th. The presentation highlighted concerning practices that benefit carriers over drivers.

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Triumph Financial: Average Factored Invoices Fall Again In Q2

Triumph Financial: Average Factored Invoices Fall Again In Q2

A weak freight market led to disappointing earnings for Triumph Financial, a trucking-focused bank, but CEO Aaron Graft emphasized long-term strategy over short-term performance in his quarterly letter to shareholders.

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How Owner-Ops Feel About Broker Transparency

How Owner-Ops Feel About Broker Transparency

Broker transparency and the enforcement of 49 CFR 371.3, which covers broker record-keeping and carriers' right to review these records, are hotly debated in the trucking industry.

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Port of L.A. Container Volumes Up 14%

Port of L.A. Container Volumes Up 14%

U.S. West Coast ports are ending the first half of the year with strong trade volumes, driven by an early peak season, solid consumer spending, and threats of a labor strike at East and Gulf Coast ports.

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Carrier Review: Lubana Trucking 🏆

Carrier Review: Lubana Trucking 🏆

Carrier Review of the week presented by CarrierSource! CarrierSource helps you find the best carriers to move your freight. Bringing trust to the logistics industry with authentic reviews alongside FMCSA safety, compliance, and insurance information. Carrier Review: Lubana Trucking.

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Trump's VP Pick Supports Trucking Priorities

Trump's VP Pick Supports Trucking Priorities

Former President Donald Trump has chosen Ohio Republican Senator J.D. Vance as his running mate. Vance supports key legislative priorities for truck drivers, co-sponsoring the Truck Parking Improvement Act, which allocates $755 million for truck parking, and the DRIVE Act, which opposes mandatory speed-limiting devices on trucks.

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Deadly Derecho Slams Midwest On Monday

Deadly Derecho Slams Midwest On Monday

A powerful derecho that swept through the Midwest caused significant damage in the Chicago area. Hurricane-force winds toppled power lines, overturned semi-trucks, and damaged property. Interstate 55 remains closed in some areas due to the extensive damage.

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Cass Shows Decline In June Freight Data

Cass Shows Decline In June Freight Data

Freight volumes and expenditures continued to decline in June, according to data from Cass Information Systems. The Cass Freight Index showed a 6% year-over-year decrease in shipments, marking the largest decline in five months.

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Another Victory for TQL and 3PLs in Broker Liability Case

Another Victory for TQL and 3PLs in Broker Liability Case

Another brokerage company has successfully defended itself in court, with a recent ruling holding that a 3PL (third-party logistics provider) is not liable for an accident involving a carrier it hired.

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Texas Truck Driver Sentenced For Cocaine Conspiracy

Texas Truck Driver Sentenced For Cocaine Conspiracy

A Texas truck driver, Javier Robledo Perez (39), was sentenced in a Massachusetts federal court on July 8th. The charges stemmed from his involvement in a multi-state cocaine trafficking operation.

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June-July USDA Produce Trends

June-July USDA Produce Trends

Taking a fresh look at USDA data, we're identifying the top 10 commodities in June through July traveling by reefers across the US. We crunched the numbers (volume in millions of pounds) and revealing where these in-demand produce items originate.

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