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