cargo theft

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

| April 25, 2011

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 ...

Roadside Attractions

Overdrive Staff | April 03, 2011

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.

Cargo theft increasing

| February 22, 2011

FreightWatch reported the volume of cargo theft grew throughout the western hemisphere.

700,000 prophylactics yanked from cargo container

| February 09, 2011

You just can't discount the humor in some cargo thefts -- long as, of course, it's not your load getting boosted. While in the cases of the zoo-bound camels and tiger heisted in Quebec or ...

FreightWatch: Cargo theft rose in 2010

| January 19, 2011

Cargo theft industrywide rose by 4.1 percent in 2010 to an average of 75 cargo theft incidents per month, the most ever recorded.

Combating cargo theft: An interview with Schneider security director Walt Fountain

| November 26, 2010

When I visited Schneider National’s Green Bay, Wis., headquarters in June for the carrier’s 75th-anniversary celebration, I got an up-close look at one of many efforts the company’s put in place over the years to ...

Security service package

| September 21, 2010

Owner-operators can purchase a security package that includes cargo theft deterrence and advanced analytic functions to recover stolen freight in a nationally coordinated data-sharing system that delivers cargo theft information among theft victims, their insurers ...

The case against locking the trailer; Sioux City salute

| September 20, 2010

Cargo theft is on the rise, we report this month in Truckers News, and truckers using rear adjustable bar locks on their vans may be an ever-more-frequent reality. But for every argument there's an at ...

Editor's Picks

Stay Connected

Sign up to get Overdrive's daily newsletter.