In the quarter, 188 thefts were recorded, with an average loss value of $141,266 per load stolen.
In December, February and January, a total of 199 cargo thefts occurred, according to FreightWatch International.
As fleets, owners and drivers have responded to cargo theft's rise in recent years with more security and watch, cargo thefts in 2012 dropped in 2011, thought just slightly.
The problem of cargo theft has not improved much, if at all, in years now. Tyco Integrated Securities' 2012 cargo theft infographic illustrates the problem.
The Associated Press reports a stolen trailer of Corona went missing on or around Cinco de Mayo.
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A CargoNet survey of cargo theft activity in the United States last year shows a 17 percent increase in the number of cargo thefts reported in 2010.
Cargo worth an estimated $3 million has been stolen in the last month at the airport, FreightWatch said.
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