Remember the movie "Gone in Sixty Seconds," where Nicolas Cage is a retired master car thief who has to steal 50 cars in one night to save his brother's life? Last night, CBS Evening News viewers got to watch a heavy-duty truck get stolen in less than 30 seconds.
And it's not a life at stake here, but an industry plague: cargo theft.
In "Inside the World of Cargo Hijacking," Armen Keteyian offers an inside look into the criminal world of cargo theft. Although the term "hijacking" is often used to mean stealing a truck while the driver is in it, often at gunpoint, this piece focuses on trucks and cargo made off with while the trucker is temporarily away from the rig, taking a shower or getting a cup of coffee.
Particularly disturbing is the truck driver CBS interviews, with his face darkened and voice altered, who has a real-life job as a legitimate truck driver -- but makes his real money doing the "dirty work."