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Increased Risk Of Cargo Theft This Holiday Weekend


Holiday weekends are notorious for increased cargo theft.  Cargo theft rings are aware that during holiday weekends, load are typically left unattended for a longer period of time, FreightWatch International states.

Between the 2010 and 2014 Independence holiday weekends, cargo thieves sole an average of $146,267 in cargo, FreightWatch International reports.

FreightWatch International recommends drivers stay vigilant.  If you plan to leave your truck unattended for the holiday weekend, it’s recommended you park in a well-lit, secure area.

Notable Thefts from Previous Fourth of July Weekends:

2014 – Full Truckload theft of Tablets in Georgia

2014 – Facility Theft of $451K in Cell Phones in Florida

2014 – Full Truckload theft of $200K of Meat in Texas

2013 – Fictitious Pickup of Produce in California

2013 – Pilferage of $257K of Cigarettes and Televisions in New Jersey

2012 – Fictitious Pickup of $263K of Building Supplies in California

2011 – Full Truckload theft of Pharmaceuticals in Illinois

2010 – Facility Theft of $300K in currency in New York


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