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Clarissa Hawes

Clarissa has covered all aspects of the trucking industry for 14 years. She is an award-winning journalist known for her investigative and business reporting. Before joining FreightWaves, she wrote for Land Line Magazine and Trucks.com. If you have a news tip or story idea, send her an email to [email protected]
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27 January
Clarissa Hawes

Ex-trucking co-owner sentenced for bank fraud, facing livestock neglect charges

The former co-owner of an Iowa trucking company was sentenced Tuesday for orchestrating an elaborate $250,000 check kiting scheme. He is also facing unrelated charges in state court that he allowed more than 800 pigs to starve or freeze to death in his care in December 2021.

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23 January
Clarissa Hawes

Michigan trucking company auctioning equipment after 50 years

An online auction on Tuesday will sell the assets of family-owned Art Mulder & Sons Trucking of Holland, Michigan, two months after the refrigerated LTL carrier ceased operations after 50 years.

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13 January
Clarissa Hawes

Delivery drivers to share $5.6M in misclassification case victory

Nearly 1,400 delivery drivers will split $5.6 million following an eight-year investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor, which found that Parts Authority Arizona LLC and Diligent Delivery Systems misclassified its employee drivers as independent contractors.

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12 January
Clarissa Hawes

Western Flyer Xpress acquires Missouri truckload carrier’s assets

Oklahoma-based Diamond T Holdings, the parent company of truckload carrier Western Flyer Xpress, announced late Thursday the expansion of its freight network through an asset deal for the equipment and real estate of Springfield, Missouri-based Indiana Western Xpress Inc.

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Clarissa Hawes

Western Flyer Xpress adquiere los activos del transportador de carga de Missouri 

El acuerdo añadirá 250 unidades de potencia, 325 remolques frigoríficos, conductores de equipo

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09 January
Clarissa Hawes

Trucking bookkeeper already in prison for embezzlement sentenced for PPP fraud

Already serving nearly seven years in federal prison for embezzling more than $700,000 from the trucking company where she worked, a Missouri bookkeeper was sentenced to two more years for committing Paycheck Protection Program loan fraud.

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06 January
Clarissa Hawes

Daughter of clown seeks to join wrongful death trucking suit

Amanda May, 36, of Whitesville, Kentucky, has filed a motion to intervene in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by her mother’s partner, Spangle The Clown, against Lala Trucking Inc. and one of its drivers.

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Clarissa Hawes

La hija de un payaso se une a una demanda por muerte por negligencia de un camionero 

El conductor y la empresa de transporte son objeto de 4 infracciones derivadas de un accidente mortal

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