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Overhaul bringing high-end shippers into secure freight platform

When Overhaul launches in July, the company says, it will be debuting a fully direct-shipper booking engine to connect with owner-operators/small fleets whose drivers will gradually build trust among customers within the platform.

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Cargo theft numbers down in 2015, FreightWatch reports

FWI, in its annual report, recorded 204 thefts in 2015’s first quarter, 187 in the second quarter, 174 in the third quarter and 189 in the fourth quarter of the year. The numbers represent a 6 percent drop in volume and a 21 percent decrease in value from 2014.

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Cargo theft risk increased in next two weeks, firm warns

Two three-day holiday weekends next week and the week after create greater opportunity for cargo thieves to capitalize on unattended freight and equipment, FreightWatch International warns.

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Thanksgiving cargo thefts on rise in recent years

Thanksgiving week over the last three years has seen thefts of $6 million in cargo, 44 semitractors and 51 semitrailers, according to crime analytics group CargoNet.

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Cargo theft warning: West Coast port backlog ripe for cargo thieves, FreightWatch says

“As the massive backlog of cargo begins to release into the supply chain, the frenetic situation will be rife with opportunity for cargo criminals,” FreightWatch said in its warning.

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Cargo theft warning: Thieves breaking into trailers at truck stops, ‘pilfering’ contents

Cargo thieves have been breaking seals on trailers, opening the trailer doors to check contents, deciding whether the goods are valuable and targeting items “easily fenced,” FreightWatch says.

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Drivers urged to guard cargo over holiday weekend

Drivers should be aware of increased cargo theft especially at terminals and drop yards during Labor Day weekend, says Dan Burges of security provider FreightWatch International. Cargo theft rates rise an average of 28 percent over this and other long weekends, he says, noting that they “provide criminals with excellent opportunities to target, steal and transport goods to their storage locations before the product is even discovered missing.” Loaded trailers that are parked for long periods ...

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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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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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