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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.

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 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 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 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 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.

December 27, 2013

Holiday Theft Awareness Warning

The holiday shipping season has historically been one of the most dangerous times for cargo theft. This year, however, the holidays pose an additional risk in that both Christmas Day fell and New Year’s Day will fall in the middle of the week, complicating business schedules and likely leaving more opportunity for shipments to be left unattended or parked in unsecured locations.

December 23, 2013

Cargo Thefts Decline, Value of Each Skyrockets

A total of 222 cargo thefts were recorded in the United States from September through November, according to the logistics security services security provider FreightWatch International, a slight drop from the previous three-month period.

November 25, 2013

Cargo Thefts Decline But Losses Increase Dramatically

A new report from the logistics security services provider, FreightWatch International, shows it recorded a total of 212 cargo thefts in the United States in August through September, with 76 thefts in August, 84 in September and 52 in October.

November 20, 2013

FreightWatch Advises Caution About Thanksgiving Cargo Thefts

It notes year after year the holiday shipping season shows an increase in cargo theft risks for transportation companies, shippers and manufacturers.

October 23, 2013

Third Quarter Cargo Thefts Rise from Second Quarter, Value Drops

The logistics security services company, FreightWatch International, reports in the third quarter of the year it recorded a total of 231 thefts in the United States, the same amount as a year ago, but the value of each theft averaged less.

September 23, 2013

Cargo Thefts Increase in Most Recent Three-Month Period

A new report shows truck cargo theft during the most recent three-month period increased in the United States, while the value of each incident moved higher by nearly double-digits.

September 10, 2013

PeopleNet Partners with SafeKey

PeopleNet has partnered with SafeKey in an effort to help customers protect assets and monitor driver well-being. The SafeKey system provides customers with another safety-management tool for safeguarding both drivers and vehicles.

August 29, 2013

FreightWatch Warns Labor Day Weekend Poses Threat For Increased Thefts

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.

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