Truckers, beware: July 4th week ripe for cargo theft

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Cargo Net issued last week a warning to carriers and drivers for the upcoming week about the potential for increased activity by cargo thieves this week and next, with the July 1-7 week accounting for 76 cargo theft incidents and nearly $11 million in loss value in the last three years.

Cargo Net posted this infographic with its warning, showing the top targeted commodities (food and beverage, electronics and metal) and the top states — California, Florida, Texas, Georgia and Illinois — from the July 1-7 theft data for the last three years: