August 29, 2013
Holiday weekends notoriously show an increase in cargo theft risks for transportation companies, shippers and manufacturers. Historically, FreightWatch has recorded high theft levels, including pharmaceuticals, electronics and several $1 million-plus valued thefts over Labor Day Weekend.
August 22, 2013
The level of cargo thefts from trucking is nearly unchanged over the past three months, but the average value of each theft has risen dramatically, according to FreightWatch International's latest report.
July 22, 2013
Truck driver Artak Medjbarian of Sherman Oaks, Calif., has pleaded guilty to conspiring with others to attempt to steal $163,000 worth of beef products from a Nebraska Beef facility in Omaha.
July 21, 2013
In the second quarter of 2013, the logistics security services provider FreightWatch International recorded a total of 194 thefts in the United States, a 27% increase in value and a 12% decrease in volume from the same time a year ago.
July 2, 2013
With the long Independence Day weekend, the chance of being a victim of a cargo theft increases dramatically. The new hours of service regulations that went into effect this week could make things worse.
June 24, 2013
A new report from logistics security services provider FreightWatch International shows while the number of cargo thefts in the United States fell in the most recent three-month period, the value of the average loss moved higher.
May 23, 2013
The number and value of cargo thefts in the United States declined February through April. according to a report released this week.
May 20, 2013
Help Inc. will bolster its support of cargo theft recovery efforts by delivering CargoNet theft alerts through the PrePass system to roadside enforcement officers at nearly 300 truck inspection facilities in more than 30 states.
May 10, 2013
On May 9, New Jersey Gov. Christie signed bipartisan legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande and Assembly Republican Conference Leader Dave Rible that cracks down on cargo theft in New Jersey.
The measure is named the "Lt. Scott Jenkins Law" in memory of a founding member of the State Police Cargo Theft Unit, and is sponsored by 17 other Assembly Republicans.
April 3, 2013
Logistics security services provider FreightWatch International issued two new reports, one showing cargo theft fell in the United State from December 2012 through last February and another about a plan in Mexico to combat crime along its highways, including cargo thefts.
March 11, 2013
Six men from northwest Ohio were indicted on a variety of charges related to their roles in a conspiracy to transport semi-trucks, trailers, and cargo stolen in Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana, said law enforcement officials said.
January 22, 2013
A new report from logistics security services provider FreightWatch International shows the total number of cargo thefts in the United States last year was close to the record level set in 2011 -- and one type of theft did set a record
December 20, 2012
The average value of stolen freight tracked by FreightWatch spiked 77.6% September through November from the previous three-month period, with high-value electronics bucking an overall trend of fewer thefts
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