FreightWatch International

Thieves pose as carriers to pick up freight

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

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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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LogBook

Truck electrification services are spreading, FMCSA seeks better reporting of convictions, Arrow foresees used truck shortage, the hours rule proposal is advanced and more industry issues are featured.

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Cartel violence spikes in Nuevo Laredo

Those with operations in Nuevo Laredo should consider adjusting or suspending them until security improves, said FreightWatch.

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Stolen pharmaceutical truckload recovered

With a tracking device embedded, FreightWatch International recovered the truckload on I-81 in Tennessee June 25.

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Under attack

Shrewd thieves targeting unsuspecting owner-operators are stealing record amounts of freight and equipment.

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Security firm thwarts cargo theft

A covert tracking device embedded in pill bottles recently thwarted an attempt to steal pharmaceutical cargo and led to both full recovery of the products and an arrest, security solutions provider FreightWatch International announced. The Austin, Texas-based firm says that the security device, the Geo F1 Tracker, is slightly longer than a large paperclip and has real-time capability with web-based monitoring. The tracker, powered by Qualcomm’s inGeo platform, is the smallest wireless covert tracking device available ...

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FreightWatch launches new security program

FreightWatch International, a logistics security solutions provider, announced the launch of its Authorized Intelligence Partnership Program. The program provides members the ability to use FreightWatch intelligence throughout their business units and for communications with vendors, partners and customers. “The key to a secured supply chain is awareness about the environmental risks and implementing a layered security approach,” said Ron Greene, general manager of FreightWatch International USA, based in Austin, Texas. “This program provides organizations with a ...

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