Cargo Theft Spurs New Partnership with Highway Patrol

Weekly Trucking andTransportation News

Cargo thieves have a new alliance to content with: The Tennessee Highway Patrol.They’ll be able to find out more detailed information faster and coordinate apprehension in a wider area with the new technology. Thieves beware.

A technology net developed by CargoNet announced a new alliance with the state’s highway patrol to combat stolen goods in transit in the region. The system will help disrupt cargo crime networks sooner and increase recovery rates and apprehend criminals associated with cargo thefts.

State troopers will now have access to investigative support through the 24-hour CargoNet operations center and will receive theft alerts to patrol units. The CargoNet database will also allow highway patrol personnel to analyze shifting crime patterns, retrieve real-time theft trends and access theft reports based on day, time, location, commodity and other factors.

Members of the THP and other law enforcement agencies will participate in a three-day training program to further enhance their cargo theft interdiction skills.

“We applaud the Tennessee Highway Patrol for its leadership in the fight against cargo theft,” says Anthony Canale, general manager for CargoNet. “This alliance is a perfect example of how the public and private sectors can work together to share intelligence across municipal and state jurisdictions, which is critical in the fight against highly mobile cargo thieves.”