Cargo Theft

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March 7, 2016

FBI Says Suspect Planned Gold Heist for a Year

The man arrested by the FBI in last year's heist of nearly $5 million in gold from a tractor-trailer on I-95 in North Carolina allegedly spent a year planning the robbery, including planting a GPS tracker and a remote-controlled pepper spray device in the truck.

February 23, 2016

Reusa-Wrap is Trackable and Secure

The Reusa-Wraps five-sided secure reusable pallet wrap is designed to replace stretch film in the daily shipment of pallets to reduce waste.

February 16, 2016

High Risk for Cargo Theft Remains Despite 6% Drop in Heists

The number of recorded cargo thefts and the average value of the heists in the U.S. declined in 2015 from the year before, according to a new report.

November 13, 2015

Fleets Honored for Security, Claims and Loss Prevention Programs

ABF Freight, Old Dominion Freight Line, and Roehl Transport took home honors from the American Trucking Associations' Safety, Security and Human Resources Conference in Little Rock, Ark.

November 5, 2015

Cargo Theft Incidents Fall, Average Value Up

The number of cargo thefts in the U.S posted a significant decline in the third quarter of the year but the average value of each crime moved up slightly, as big-value heists jumped, according to logistics-security services provider FreightWatch International.

August 11, 2015

Report: Cargo Thieves Hungry for Food, Drinks

A new report says when it comes to cargo thefts in the U.S., one category is seeing more interest by thieves – and it’s anything but high-tech.

August 3, 2015

Cargo Theft Drops, Average Value Around $189,000

Cargo thefts in the U.S. are on the decline, but the value of each heist is virtually unchanged compared to last year, according to a new second quarter report from the logistics security services provider FreightWatch International.

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.

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