cargo theft

Cargo thieves’ new tool: ‘Jammers’ that scramble tracking devices

Cargo thieves seem to have a new tool at their disposal, according to FreightWatch International, who says two recent incidents “may indicate the beginning of a trend” for those looking to steal trailers or their contents.

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Two-truck owner pleads guilty in cargo theft ring targeting unhooked trailers

A two-truck fleet owner based in Memphis has pleaded guilty to heading a cargo theft ring in which he and two others would cruise through truck stops looking for unattended and unhooked trailers and drive off with them.

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Feb.-April cargo theft report: Thefts fall, loss value jumps

In the rolling quarter from February-April, 178 cargo thefts were reported in the U.S. with an average value loss of $245,000, according to FreightWatch International. Here's a breakdown of the type and location of loads stolen.

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Cargo theft incidents drop, value rises as food, home loads remain hot targets

In the first three months of the year, 206 cargo thefts were reported in the U.S. with an average value per load of $207,982, according to FreightWatch International's quarterly theft report. Here's a breakdown of the type and location of loads stolen.

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FreightWatch: Cargo theft numbers in 2013 hit all-time high again, threat of theft grows

The number of cargo thefts recorded in 2013 tied 2012's all-time high of 951, according to an annual report, which also said that better organization and innovation by thieves continues to push the threat of cargo theft higher.

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10 indicted in decade-long cargo theft operation, will be tried in February

Ten men have been indicted on charges of conspiracy and theft for allegedly stealing nearly $1 million in trucks, trailers and cargo in a period of more than 10 years, and their trial is set to begin Feb. 18.

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5 tips to prevent cargo theft (and how to handle someone tailing you)

What are some steps you can take to prevent becoming a victim of cargo theft? And how should you react if you think you're being tailed? Here are five things you can do to protect yourself and your load.

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Number of cargo theft incidents falls while load value jumps, FreightWatch reports

The number of cargo thefts recorded in the rolling quarter between September and November was 222 — an 8 percent jump from the prior quarter (June-August), but a small decrease from the prior rolling three months.

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Cargo theft value per load rises while number of thefts declines

The number of cargo thefts in the U.S. from August to October fell 9 percent from the previous rolling quarter to 212, but the average value lost per load was $256,586, according to FreightWatch International.

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Trucking music from down under; cargo theft in ATL, and more on prevention

Owner-operator Gordon Alkire recommends the War-Lok security devices for truck/trailer/cargo theft prevention -- and a new trucking tune by Australian former driver Caede Ridgway.

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