Cargo theft

Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Cargo Theft Detective Warns of Thieves’ Sophistication, Organization

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Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Detective Gerardo A. Pachuca is a member of Cargo CATS, the department’s team of experienced investigators and one of a handful of multiagency teams in the United States dedicated exclusively to targeting cargo thieves and their receivers.

Gary Frantz | Contributing Writer
November 15, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Top 100

As Freight on Trucks Becomes More Valuable, Thieves Get Creative in Their Attempts to Steal It

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Cargo theft is an ever-evolving threat to motor carriers. Keeping cargo safe means defending against not only traditional methods but recognizing and overcoming emerging new tactics and techniques increasingly employed by the bad guys.

Gary Frantz | Contributing Writer
November 15, 2018
Government, Business, Technology

Cargo Theft Rising in Canada

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A voluntary reporting system for tracking cargo theft in Canada has led to a database showing a steady rise in thefts, though the true extent of the problem isn’t clear.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
July 11, 2018
Business, Safety, Logistics

Airfreight in Brazil Seen as Way to Overcome Crime, Poor Infrastructure

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Azul SA, Brazil’s newest airline, thinks it can help solve one of the nation’s oldest problems.

Christiana Sciaudone and Fabiola Moura | Bloomberg News
June 18, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Four Sentenced for Roles in $30 Million Cargo Theft Ring

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Four men convicted for their roles in a cargo theft ring that operated from the Midwest to the East Coast were sentenced in federal court in New Albany, Ind., in May.

Transport Topics
June 1, 2018
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