Transportation Trends & News Roundup: Cargo Theft Trends, Teamsters Sue DOT and More

2014 Cargo Theft Trends: Increased Threat, More Sophisticated Thieves

FreightWatch says cargo thieves in the U.S. are becoming more sophisticated, with data “suggesting organized thieves offset the lack of access to a high quantity of shipments by targeting higher value merchandise,” Overdrive online reported. FULL STORY

Teamsters Sue DOT to Block FMCSA Cross-Border Trucking Expansion

Teamsters Union filed a lawsuit against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s recent move to expand its cross-border trucking program with Mexico, Commercial Carrier Journal reported. FULL STORY

Industry Indicators: Freight Edges Down, Rates OK, Diesel to Remain Flat

Trucking industry and economic indicators in recent months have sunk some from the up-and-up seen in the latter part of last year, Commercial Carrier Journal reported. FULL STORY


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