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.
Loads of food, electronics and appliances remain hot. Theft of trailer and theft from trailer remain the most common form of thefts.
The total number of cargo thefts between June and August rose 5 percent to 202, while the value per load lost increased 9 percent to $166,454.
A crazed bandit has you at bay and has your rig under his control. What should you do? Here are some pointers.
194 thefts were reported in the second quarter of 2013 — a 12 percent decline from the same quarter in 2012, but the average loss value rose 27 percent to more than $165,00.
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.
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