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Undocumented migrants found in semi-truck by Texas border agents

Six undocumented migrants were discovered concealed within a semi truck at a Texas checkpoint, the Laredo Morning Times reports.

What happened: On February 4th, at approximately 5 p.m., border agents at the Interstate 35 checkpoint found five migrants hidden under a sleeper mattress and one locked inside a cabinet after inspecting the truck driven by Iram Garcia Ledezma who initially claimed he was traveling solo to San Antonio.

Driver's stance: Ledezma, who refused to comment without legal representation, has been charged with the transport and conspiracy to transport undocumented individuals.

Big picture: Attempts to smuggle individuals across the border can involve significant risks and often result in legal consequences for the drivers involved.

The aftermath: The migrants and Ledezma were taken into custody following the incident.

Cybersecurity risks in trucking: Experts warn of ELD vulnerabilities

A Colorado State University study exposes cybersecurity threats in the trucking industry through vulnerable Electronic Logging Devices that could risk vehicle control and data security.
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Atchafalaya Basin Bridge update ends split speed limits for trucks and cars

Louisiana's Atchafalaya Basin Bridge implements a uniform 60 mph speed limit for all vehicles and sets right-lane-only rules for trucks to enhance road safety.
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FMCSA studies detention time's impact on trucker safety and efficiency

FMCSA initiates a study to understand the impact of shipping delays on truck driver safety and commercial vehicle operations, focusing on detention time and its effects on compliance, safety, and economic costs.
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