cargo theft

Cargo theft recording firms warn of increased threat during holidays

SensiGuard predicts holiday losses will increase sharply based on numbers from November. The firm says November 2017 saw a 37 percent increase in theft volume from November 2016 and a 101 percent increase in the average value loss per theft.

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Cargo theft incidents increase in third quarter, values fall

During 2017’s third quarter, the cargo theft recording firm saw a total of 160 cargo thefts with an average loss value per theft of $117,137. Even though the number of thefts were up quarter-over-quarter, the value of thefts was down 17 percent.

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Increased cargo theft activity expected over Labor Day weekend

The firm says during Labor Day weekends of 2012 through 2016, it recorded 39 percent more thefts than on normal, non-holiday weekends. The 2016 Labor Day weekend had a total of 14 cargo theft incidents worth more than $2.5 million, SensiGuard reports.

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Cargo theft volume falls, but value increases

The firm recorded 126 cargo thefts in the United States during the second quarter, which is a 10 percent decrease from the first quarter. The $140,162 average loss value of those thefts was a 12 percent increase when compared to the first quarter of the year.

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Cargo theft, tractor-trailer theft down in second quarter

The firm reports 110 tractors and 109 trailers were stolen during the quarter in the U.S. and Canada. When compared to 2016's second quarter, tractor theft was down 17 percent and trailer theft was down 29 percent.

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Trucking rap sheet: DOT-approved drug screener charged, truck stolen and recovered in S.C.

A DOT-approved drug and alcohol tester in Georgia was charged for falsifying medical exam reports, certificates and more; and a truck and trailer loaded with electronics in South Carolina was stolen and later recovered fully intact.

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Preventing cargo theft during July 4: SensiGuard, Travelers offer tips

Because July 4 falls on a Tuesday this year, SensiGuard says many facilities will be closed on Monday, July 3, extending the weekend and resulting in trucks being parked for longer periods of time.

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Be wary of increased cargo theft activity during Memorial Day weekend, firm says

SensiGuard says cargo theft rings will be “extremely active” over the next few days with more shipments being left unattended for extended periods of time, adding it has recorded theft levels up to 50 percent higher during holiday weekends.

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Dozens of guns allegedly stolen in Mississippi cargo theft

Olive Branch, Miss., police say approximately 67 guns and an unknown amount of ammunition were stolen from a tractor-trailer at Academy Sports.

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CargoNet: First quarter cargo thefts totaled $28.7M in losses

Of the 192 cargo thefts recorded in the quarter, 51 of them were in California, leading all states. Behind California was Ontario, Canada, displacing Texas from the No. 2 spot it normally holds.

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