cargo theft

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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Cargo theft increasing

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

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700,000 prophylactics yanked from cargo container

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 the stolen load of green highlighters in South Carolina there was at least a probability, albeit a small one, that a reader may have felt picked on, I feel pretty certain no one reading this post was the victim of ...

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FreightWatch: Cargo theft rose in 2010

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

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

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 enhance the security of its customers’ cargo in transit and at each of its 15 domestic facilities. Gate-security ground zero in Wisconsin allows 24-hour surveillance monitors to keep tabs on the comings and goings at 15 yards around the country. ...

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Security service package

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 and law enforcement. CARGONET, www.cargonet.com, (888) 595-2638

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