Cargo theft
Government, Business, Safety

Cargo Thefts Down, but Reporting Problems Remain

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There were 115 cargo thefts in the United States in the first quarter with an average loss value per incident of $117,283, according to Sensitech’s SensiGuard Supply Chain Intelligence Center.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
May 22, 2018
Government, Business

New Jersey Busts $1 Million Cargo Theft Ring

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An 11-man, $1 million cargo theft ring was broken up by the New Jersey State Police last month in “Operation Botany Strike.”

Transport Topics
April 2, 2018
Government, Business, Technology

California Highway Patrol Program Catches L.A. Cargo Crooks

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The California Highway Patrol Cargo Theft Interdiction Program in February arrested 15 members of a suspected theft crew in Los Angeles County following a seven-month investigation of organized commercial burglary. The total value of the stolen cargo was more than $1 million.

Transport Topics
March 12, 2018

Nearly 5,000 Cargo Thefts in Europe, Middle East, Africa in 2017

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There were 4,485 cargo theft incidents in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region in 2017, according to SensiGuard’s Supply Chain Intelligence Center report.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
March 5, 2018
Business, Safety

Thefts Down but Crooks Turning to LTLs

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Cargo thefts in the United States dropped 15% last year to 649 incidents while the average value per theft stayed virtually unchanged at about $146,000, according to the SensiGuard Supply Chain Intelligence Center’s Cargo Theft Annual Report.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
February 22, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Anti-Theft Group to Fight $1.6 Billion in Cargo Losses in Germany

The $1.6 billion annual loss from trucks due to cargo theft in Germany has spurred 13 German business associations to begin a joint initiative to fight the problem and call on law enforcement to support their efforts.

Transport Topics
February 12, 2018
Business, Safety

Cargo Theft Explodes in Mexico

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Cargo theft in Mexico has exploded since 2015, and totaled more than 4,000 thefts in 2017, according to SensiGuard Supply Chain Intelligence Center’s annual report on cargo theft in the country.

Transport Topics
February 5, 2018
Government, Business

Cargo Thefts Drop as Police, Fleets Fight Back

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Cargo thefts fell 36% in the fourth quarter of 2017, a continuation of a steady drop as fleets addressed the issue and states with large cargo hubs devoted more law enforcement manpower to the problem, according to CargoNet.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
February 1, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Cargo Thefts Drop Despite Storm-Driven Rise in Building Material Larceny

Cargo thefts in the United States and Canada declined in the third quarter, with total incidents falling 8% and total loss value dropping nearly 17% compared with the same period a year ago, according to CargoNet.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
November 16, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Cargo Thefts Decline Sharply in Second Quarter, but $17.2 Million Worth of Freight Still Stolen

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Thieves stole $17.2 million worth of cargo in the United States and Canada during the second quarter of 2017, down from $35.1 million in the year-ago period, data tracking firm CargoNet reported.

Laurie Wiegler | Staff Reporter
August 9, 2017