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Trucking Rates Expected to Rise as Large LTL Carrier Declares Bankruptcy

Trucking Rates Expected to Rise as Large LTL Carrier Declares Bankruptcy

New England Motor Freight is shutting its doors after announcing Chapter 11 bankruptcy last week.  The company has been in business since 1918, growing to be the 19th largest LTL carrier with revenues of $402 million in 2017, over 10,000 pieces of equipment, 40 terminals and 1,300 drivers.  (1) 

Cargo Spills: Causes and Consequences

Cargo Spills: Causes and Consequences

Earlier this month, Javier Macias filed a suit against Garner Trucking for an accident occurring on Nov. 15, 2017 in which his 2007 Honda Civic was struck by cargo that had fallen off of one of Garner Trucking’s tractor trailers.  Macias, who was seriously injured, is looking for $100,000 in compensation.(1) 

Authorities Recover $1 Million Shoe Theft, Thieves Still at Large

 Authorities Recover $1 Million Shoe Theft, Thieves Still at Large

Earlier this month, thieves stole a chassis container trailer of footwear from a warehouse yard in Torrance, CA.  Without releasing the location of the theft or brand of products, authorities noted that the shoes, which consisted of both men’s and women’s sneakers, had a retail value of over $100 per pair, placing the load of 10,728 pairs at over $1 million.

ISIS Calls on Followers to Poison Food Products, Protect Your Cargo Today

 ISIS Calls on Followers to Poison Food Products, Protect Your Cargo Today

Terror monitoring agencies uncovered postings Tuesday on known ISIS message forums calling for its followers to inject poison, including cyanide, into food at Western supermarkets. 1

Driver Steals Electronics Valued at $200,000, Sells on Craigslist, as Thieves Use More Intelligent Methods to Steal Freight

 Driver Steals Electronics Valued at $200,000, Sells on Craigslist, as Thieves Use More Intelligent Methods to Steal Freight

Last week, police arrested 31-year-old truck driver John Manuel for stealing close to $200,000 worth of electronics destined for Walmart.  Upon delivering to the Louisiana store, Walmart employees noted 90 televisions and sound bars to be missing from load.  Authorities discovered that Manuel was stealing the merchandise and selling them on Craigslist.  He is currently being held without bail.1

Fifth Member of $1.2 Million Florida Cargo Theft Ring Arrested

 Fifth Member of $1.2 Million Florida Cargo Theft Ring Arrested

The fifth and final member of a cargo theft ring accounting for eight thefts resulting in over $1.2 million throughout Florida was arrested this week.

Two More “Operation Midnight Run” Suspects Plead Guilty to $1.5 Million Theft Ring

 Two More “Operation Midnight Run” Suspects Plead Guilty to $1.5 Million Theft Ring

Earlier this week, Yoanny Justiz and Luis Marin pleaded guilty to their role in a 12-person cargo theft ring that lasted from June 2012 to April 2015 resulting in $1.5 million worth the stolen trucks and merchandise. Nine of the twelve indicted has pleaded guilty so far.