Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and that means that truckers are at higher risk for cargo theft.
A new infographic provided by CargoNet examines trucking theft data from the Tuesday prior to Thanksgiving to the Monday following Thanksgiving for 2015 to 2019 to determine where cargo theft is most likely to occur and what is most likely to be stolen over the holiday weekend.
CargoNet says that they recorded 123 theft events in the days leading up to Thanksgiving or the days immediately after. “There were 144 trucks, trailers, chassis, and containers stolen. Theft events were highest in California, Texas, and Georgia, but theft events were recorded in 24 states and provinces. Theft activity peaked on the day before Thanksgiving with 23 events, but activity was also high on the Friday and Saturday following with 21 events each,” the company said.
CargoNet also shared some “Noteworthy” cargo thefts from previous Thanksgiving weeks:
- $527,863 theft of coffee and peanuts from a warehouse in Union City, Georgia
- $481,000 theft of liquor from a warehouse in Orlando, Florida
- $414,255 theft of footwear from a secured yard in Kearny, New Jersey
- $319,150 theft of candy from an unsecured yard in Douglasville, Georgia
- $308,293 theft of televisions from an unsecured yard in Fontana, California