Cargo Theft

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October 29, 2014

Cargo Thefts Down, Average Loss Skyrockets

“The average loss-value ceiling continues to rise and illustrates that organized cargo thieves continue to aggressively target high value freight,” FreightWatch said in its report.

September 25, 2014

Cargo Thefts, Average Value Decline in Latest Three-Month Period

The logistics security services provider says it recorded a total of 182 thefts in the U.S. during June through August, with 53 thefts in June, 69 in July, and 60 in August.

September 11, 2014

Truck Cargo Thefts, Average Value Fall in May Through July

In this rolling quarter FreightWatch recorded a total of 179 thefts in the United States, with 66 thefts in May, 53 in June and 60 in July.

September 4, 2014

Report Highlights Problem of Illinois Truck Cargo Thefts

Illinois, and more specifically, the Chicago area, just won’t turn loose of its reputation for being one of the truck cargo theft crime capitals in the U.S., according to a new report.

September 2, 2014

Truck Cargo Theft Incidents Decline, Average Value Increases

Logistics security services provider FreightWatch International said in the second quarter of 2014, it recorded 185 truck cargo thefts in the U.S., down 4.9% from the same time a year earlier.

August 28, 2014

Labor Day Holiday Traffic Expected to be Greatest Since 2008

Nearly 35 million million Americans are expected to journey 50 miles or more from home Thursday through Monday, a 1.3% percent increase over 2013.

July 29, 2014

Cargo Thieves May be Turning to Jammers

FreightWatch International is warning that we may be seeing a new trend of cargo thieves attempting to use jamming devices to defeat tracking devices.

July 15, 2014

Trucking Company Owner Pleads Guilty to Cargo Theft Scheme

A Memphis, Tenn., business owner pleaded guilty in federal court in Springfield, Mo. on Monday to his role in a cargo theft scheme that included a theft in West Plains, Mo.

July 2, 2014

Independence Day Weekend Spells Opportunity for Cargo Thieves

FreightWatch International is recommending keeping a close eye on your freight this weekend to avoid cargo theft.

June 23, 2014

New Georgia Law Takes Effect July 1 to Deter Cargo Thefts

Effective July 1, offenders who steal cargo from trucks loaded with controlled substances, or pharmaceuticals, valued at less than $10,000 would face fines up to $100,000 and/or up to 10 years in prison

June 16, 2014

Truck Cargo Thefts Drop 11% March Through May, Average Loss Jumps

The number of truck cargo theft has declined but the value of each heist has increased dramatically, according to a new report from the logistics security services provider FreightWatch International.

June 13, 2014

Schneider Bests Industry Average in Truck Cargo Thefts

The trucking company Schneider has reported its seventh consecutive year of declining cargo thefts and a 20% decline in truckload thefts, well ahead of the industry average.

June 9, 2014

Truck Cargo Thefts Drop, Value of Heists Jumps

The number of truck cargo thefts in the U.S. decreased by 25% February through April, but the average loss value increased 98%, according to a new report from the logistics security services provider FreightWatch International.

May 23, 2014

Increased Cargo Thefts, Traffic, Highway Deaths Come with Memorial Day Holiday

AAA projects 36.1 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a 1.5% increase from last year, with more than eight in 10 driving to their destinations.

May 20, 2014

Alliance Formed to Reduce Cargo Theft, Improve Supply Chain Security

Crime-prevention companies CargoNet and LoJack/SC-integrity have formed an alliance to provide supply chain security risk and performance analysis services through a data collection and analytics platform.

May 6, 2014

One Kingpin Locked, Another Bare in North Carolina

This intelligently locked reefer trailer was parked in a small truckstop in western North Carolina. Three slots away was a loaded flatbed with its kingpin bare, just waiting to be swiped.

May 5, 2014

Average Cargo Theft Loss Jumps 38.5% Despite Fewer Thefts

In the first quarter of 2014 a total of 206 full-truckload cargo theft incidents in the United States were recorded, according to a new report from logistics security services provider FreightWatch International.

March 19, 2014

Trucker Pleads Guilty for Role in Cargo Theft Ring

A truck driver pleaded guilty in federal court on Wednesday for his role in a cargo theft ring that included a theft in West Plains, Mo.

March 5, 2014

2013 Cargo Thefts Tie Record High, Average Loss Falls

The number of cargo thefts in the United States last year remained the same as it was in 2013, tying the highest level on record, according to a newly released report.

March 3, 2014

Three Convicted in $1 Million Truck, Trailer and Cargo Theft Conspiracy

Three Kansas City, Mo., area men have been convicted in federal court for their roles in a conspiracy to steal nearly $1 million worth of trucks and trailers and their cargo.

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