Tag: cargo theft
Rand McNally’s updated Motor Carriers’ Road Atlas now available
Rand McNally this week released its 40th annual edition of the Motor Carriers’ Road Atlas. In other news: A Florida-based HHG company was fined for deceptive practices. En-route alerts and assistance in potential cargo theft scenarios coming to Mexico in freight tracking, recovery partnership.
June 23, 2020
News roundup, Dec. 20: Annual cargo theft warnings; DOT giving $50k for anti-trafficking ideas; freight-booking updates from Convoy, Truckstop.com
Cargo theft recording firms offer recommendations for combating cargo theft during the holidays. U.S. DOT awarding $50,000 for a human trafficking prevention idea. Digital broker Convoy says all loads are now booked without human intervention. Truckstop.com adds ‘Book It Now’ to LoadRunner.
December 20, 2019
News roundup, Nov. 21: Be wary of increased cargo theft activity during Thanksgiving; Heavy haulers to conference in Feb.
SensiGuard reports that it has recorded cargo thefts at a 51% higher rate during Thanksgiving holiday periods than throughout the rest of the year. Heavy and oversize haulers of the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association look ahead to February conference in Charlotte this February.
November 21, 2019
News roundup, Nov. 18: How-to resource for drug/alcohol clearinghouse set-up, cargo theft volumes trending up
The CleanFleet company has put together a how-to resource carriers can use as a reference when setting up their operations to comply with the rules around use of the new drug and alcohol test-results database. SensiGuard reports cargo theft volumes are up and values are down year-over-year. New ‘smart trailer’ telematics in action with Illinois fleet.
November 18, 2019
Be wary of leaving loads unattended over Labor Day weekend, cargo theft recording firms warn
Truckers can protect their trucks and cargo by avoiding leaving equipment unattended in high-theft metropolitan areas and by using secured lots with high-visibility lighting, secure fences and staffed security services, CargoNet says.
August 29, 2019
Cargo theft volume mostly flat year-over-year, SensiGuard reports
The firm says the numbers represent less than a 1% decrease in volume and a 34% decrease in value when compared to the same quarter a year ago.
August 15, 2019
CargoNet: Cargo thefts down in second quarter, values remain high
Cargo theft recording firm CargoNet received 150 cargo theft reports during the second quarter of 2019, a 14% decrease from the same period a year ago. The average loss value per cargo theft was $152,844 for an estimated total of $22.9 million during the quarter.
August 2, 2019
Cargo theft firms warn against increased theft activity during July 4 holiday period
CargoNet recommends truck drivers avoid leaving cargo unattended in high-theft areas such as Los Angeles, Dallas-Fort Worth, Chicago, Atlanta and Miami. The firm also suggests parking in high-security locations with security devices, secure fences and high-visibility lighting.
June 28, 2019
Be wary of increased cargo theft activity over Memorial Day weekend
SensiGuard says it has recorded cargo theft rates up to 43% higher and average loss values up to 253% higher during Memorial Day weekends when compared to non-holiday weekends.
May 22, 2019
Cargo theft trends shift as thieves alter approach
CargoNet reports that in the first quarter of 2019, there was a total of 140 cargo thefts, a 22 percent decrease from 2018’s first quarter. The firm also notes that the average cargo value per theft during the quarter was $145,772 for a total estimated cost of $12.8 million.
April 22, 2019
Cargo thefts down 19 percent in 2018
SensiGuard recently reported that cargo theft numbers were down 19% in 2018. Get more details on the cargo theft report right here on Overdrive Online.
February 15, 2019
FBI seeks public’s help in locating stolen Florida trailer
The FBI is asking for anyone in the public to come forward with information regarding a tractor-trailer that was stolen from Tampa, Florida. More details here.
February 13, 2019
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