cargo theft

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The Arrow Truck Sales 2012 Back on the Road winner is named, the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners is required, a woman's rescuer is named Goodyear's Highway Hero, cargo theft increases and other industry news items are featured.

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Cargo theft increases

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.

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Cargo thefts reported at Miami airport

Cargo worth an estimated $3 million has been stolen in the last month at the airport, FreightWatch said.

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Three compete for Owner-Operator of the Year, cross-border program lawsuits advance, turnpike rates rise, Baltimore bridge tolls rising and many more industry news items are featured.

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Cargo theft hits record

FreightWatch said 974 cargo theft incidents were recorded last year, with an average value of $319,000 per theft incident.

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Stolen cargo recovered in LA

Detectives discovered a warehouse containing stolen cargo of consumer goods in the San Fernando Valley.

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Crime against truckers

Crime on the road is always a serious topic, and it’s been getting a lot of discussion lately. Here's where to read more about it.

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Thieves pose as carriers to pick up freight

Fraudulent pickups of freight are increasing in California and other states.

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The great tomato heist — Cargo thieves still operating in plain sight

I missed this report from the New York Times a week and a half back, about a sophisticated cargo-theft ring operating a seemingly legitimate trucking company in Florida, with a twist. The freight targeted wasn't consumer electronics or cigarettes or pharmaceuticals. "The high price of produce, especially for tomatoes after the deep winter freezes," reporter William Neuman leads the Times piece, "has attracted more than heightened attention from consumers. A ring of sophisticated vegetable bandits ...

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Roadside Attractions

A live necklace, a chance to win a flatbed, a heroic trucker, striking truck drivers in South Africa and record cargo theft are among the trucking issues featured.

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