Cargo Theft

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July 1, 2015

Holiday Weekends Are Notorious for Cargo Theft

FreightWatch International is reminding transportation companies, shippers and manufacturers of the increased cargo theft risk for the upcoming Fourth of July Weekend.

June 22, 2015

Cargo Thefts Trending Up

Across the United States, cargo theft is up 11% in March through May from the same period in 2014, according to the theft prevention and recovery network CargoNet.

May 12, 2015

Average Cargo Theft Value Increases

While the number of incidents of cargo thefts in the U.S. declined in the first quarter of the year from the same time in 2014, the average value of each heist jumped 25%, according to the logistics security services provider FreightWatch International.

March 11, 2015

Cargo Theft Declines in 2014, Average Value Increases

Two separate reports show the number cargo thefts in the U.S. fell last year compared to 2013, but the average value of the heists increased.

March 5, 2015

Inside Job Suspected in Gold Heist

Three days after nearly $5 million in gold was stolen from a truck along I-95 in North Carolina, authorities say they're suspicious it was an inside job, although the two guards involved are not currently suspects.

February 16, 2015

FreightWatch Issues Advisory Over Truckstop/Highway Thefts

Over the past several weeks, the logistics security services provider FreightWatch International has received reports of over 40 pilferage events at truckstops and highway pull-offs in one state.

January 28, 2015

Trucking Company Owner Receives Maximum Sentence for Cargo Theft

The owner of a trucking company received the maximum sentence possible by a federal court in Missouri after pleading guilty last year for his role in a cargo theft scheme.

January 13, 2015

Cargo Thefts Total $18 Million in Final Quarter of Last Year

During the three-month period the cargo recovery service recorded 181 thefts, with 81 in October, 60 in November, and 40 in December.

January 8, 2015

Using Telematics to Boost Truck and Cargo Security

The advent of the "Internet of Things" concept in trucks helps fleets improve security for vehicles, drivers and cargo, with smart devices, locks and sensors that do their work in the background.

December 19, 2014

FreightWatch Issues Holiday Freight Security Advisory

The holiday shipping season is historically one of the most dangerous times for cargo theft, according to the logistics security services provider FreightWatch International.

December 9, 2014

Trucker Receives Nearly 22 Years for Tractor-Trailer, Cargo Thefts

A Kansas City, Missouri truck driver was sentenced in federal court on Monday for his role in a 14-year-long conspiracy to steal more than $1 million worth of trucks and trailers and their cargo.

November 21, 2014

Drivers Increasingly Involved in Truck Cargo Thefts

A new white paper from the logistics security services provider FreightWatch International reports last year truck cargo theft activity spiked in the final quarter of the year, with a total of 242 reported incidents.

November 20, 2014

Warning Issued About Increase in ‘Red Zone’ Truck Cargo Thefts

Logistics security services provider FreightWatch International reports it has notice an unusually high rate of violations of best practices by carriers for in-transit cargo security this quarter.

November 4, 2014

Truck Cargo Theft Activity Increasing in Pacific Northwest

Washington State saw a record-breaking number of cargo thefts in the third quarter of the year, along with a new tactics on the part of thieves that could signal a likelihood of further thefts.

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.

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