Cargo theft
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

Lock Bruce Harmon for Transport Topics

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

Broken Lock Bruce Harmon for Transport Topics

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

Cargo theft welcomia

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
Business, Safety, Logistics

Analysis: In Brazil, Highway Robbery Is a Growth Industry

A truck in Brazil Dado Galdieri/Bloomberg News

Forget Blackbeard and the Amazon River pirates. Some of the most fearsome and efficient New World predators these days navigate the asphalt.

Mac Margolis | Bloomberg News
August 7, 2017
Business

Cargo Theft Declines in Second Quarter

Theft Welcomia

Cargo thefts declined in reported incidences and value in the second quarter, according to CargoNet, a provider of information designed to prevent cargo theft.

Laurie Wiegler | Staff Reporter
July 28, 2017
Business, Safety

Theft of Cargo Is Constant Worry for Trucking

Incidents of cargo theft occur all too often across the nation and are a constant worry for trucking.

Marissa Gamache | Special to Transport Topics
July 19, 2016
Business

Truck Cargo Thefts Increase in Arkansas, FreightWatch Reports

FreightWatch International

FreightWatch International’s Supply Chain Intelligence Center received reports of more than 40 thefts at truck stops and highway pull-offs at several locations in Arkansas early this month, the group reported Feb. 13.

Transport Topics
February 13, 2015
Business, Safety

Nationwide Cargo Theft Ring Broken Up Following Trailer Heist of Canned Corn

Cindy Winslow likely will never forget that early Sunday morning phone call from the FBI informing her that authorities in Michigan had recovered a stolen trailer filled with a $30,000 load of Green Giant canned corn.

August 25, 2014