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Warning issued after spike in cargo theft in Memphis


A company that monitors cargo theft has issued a warning to truckers after a significant increase in “large scale” crime targeting truckers in Memphis, Tennessee.

SensiGuard recently issued a warning to truckers following an uptick in pilferage cargo thefts in southeastern Memphis. The company says that cargo thieves have been targeting a variety of types of goods in the overnight hours while truckers wait to enter a facility.

“These pilferages have been relatively large scale, typically involving multiple pallets of merchandise rather than a few cases or boxes,” SensiGuard warned.

SensiGuard offered tips for truckers who are delivering in Memphis:

  • Minimize overnight waits as much as possible
  • Try to park inside the facility lot instead of the street, if possible
  • Use high-security seals or hardened padlocks that require more than bolt cutters to remove
  • Place a heavy-gauge wire seal at the top of the trailer that is inaccessible from the street level
  • Report to law enforcement any suspicious vehicles or individuals seen outside of distribution centers
  • Be alert for vehicles following you, and report any such activity

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