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- Five Alleged Fraudsters Face Over 100 Years In Prison Over “Accident” With TruckFive people have been indicted by a grand jury on allegations of wire fraud and conspiracy after they allegedly intentionally caused an accident with a truck and then did whatever they could to squeeze the most money out of it possible – including getting reportedly unnecessary surgeries. And it seems as though their attorney may have been in on it. On June 6th, 2017, a car in Louisiana sideswiped a trailer operated by Southern Refrigerated Transport, a subsidiary of Covenant Transport. Inside the car were five individuals between the ages of 25 and 63. According to the indictment, the occupants of the car planned on using the crash in order bring civil lawsuits against Covenant Transport. The fraudsters’ attorney, named in the indictment as “Attorney A,” allegedly paid one of the “victims” $7,500 on the day of the crash – a tiny sum compared to the amount the… ..... Read More.3 weeks ago
- No Hope For Another ELD Delay Says FMCSAJust because the ELD deadline got pushed last time, doesn’t mean driver should expect it to be pushed again. That’s according to FMCSA officials who say that the deadline to switch from AOBRDs to ELDs will be staying right where it is. Speaking at the EROAD conference last week, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s head of enforcement Joe DeLorenzo told listeners that the December 16th compliance deadline wouldn’t be flexible. This follows rumors that the industry might see ‘soft enforcement’ similar to what happened as the ELD mandate first went into effect back in January of 2018. It also comes as FMCSA Administrator Ray Martinez announced that he would be stepping down from his post – a move which came as a surprise and led some to believe that policy and enforcement timelines might be delayed. No such luck for those still using AOBRDs though. According to DeLorenze, “everyone… ..... Read More.3 weeks ago
- 30,000 Trucker Social Security And Carrier Tax ID Numbers Were ExposedThe personal information of over 30,000 truck drivers and carriers were exposed on the Unified Carrier Registration Plan (UCR) website. According to a statement posted by the UCR, a vulnerability on its website “could have potentially exposed” the sensitive information of approximately 23,000 truck drivers and 7,000 carriers. After logging in to the UCR website, users’ Tax ID information was displayed in the URL of the web page that users were taken to. The vulnerability was discovered on March 28th and was remedied the same day. But from March 1st through March 28th, user data was vulnerable. Since some owner-operators use their SSN instead of a Tax ID number, that is the information that was displayed instead. According to UCR, the agency will be notifying all of those whose Social Security Numbers were exposed. UCR says that there is “no indication that a mass export” of data occurred during… ..... Read More.4 weeks ago