Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Labor Day Sees Surge in Cargo Theft Activity

Cargo theft A lock on a trailer. (TT File Photo)

Labor Day weekend has become a more popular target for cargo thieves — especially during the pandemic era — with loaded trailers sitting idle for an extended stretch proving increasingly tempting.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 15, 2022
Government, Business

New Jersey Warehouse Guard Foils July 4 Robbery

A warehouse security guard in New Jersey who was overpowered by gun-toting thieves July 4 was able to free himself and contact the police to help foil a robbery attempt, according to police reports.

July 20, 2018
Business, TCA

Trucking Company Owner Sentenced in Bribery Case

U.S. cash Elise Amendola/AP

Trucking company owner Orlinte Cruz was sentenced for bribing a state trooper for inspection decals. The judge sentenced him to a year in custody, with six months to be served in home confinement because she felt he could share "life lessons" with his community.

Kevin Krause | The Dallas Morning News
July 13, 2018
Government, Business, TCA

Driver Arrested After Stolen Tractor-Trailer Catches Fire on I-10 in Florida

Stolen truck Getty Images

A tractor-trailer fire on Interstate 10 in Florida led to the arrest of a Georgia man who had allegedly stolen the trailer.

July 12, 2018

Warehouse Theft Nets 20,000 Cases of Beer

Empty warehouse Thinkstock

Crooks on March 12 stole about C$500,000 worth of beer, pepperoni and dried beef in a theft from a warehouse in Boucherville on Montreal’s South Shore. Police report the thieves are attempting to sell the haul to businesses across two Canadian provinces.

April 16, 2018
Business, Safety, TCA

Port of Los Angeles Terminal Shut Down After Police Standoff, Man Falls Off Crane

Screenshot via KABC TV Los Angeles

A man who climbed a huge gantry crane at the Port of Los Angeles after he jumped from a stolen SUV at the end of a lengthy police chase fell to his death late Aug. 16.

August 17, 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
Government, Business, Safety

Driver in Logging Truck Stops Wild Police Chase in California

Logging Truck Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

A 21-year-old Merced, Calif., man landed behind bars July 12 after leading authorities on a wild chase through Merced and Mariposa counties while hauling construction equipment with a stolen flatbed truck, the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Rob Parsons | Merced (Calif.) Sun-Star
July 14, 2017

2016 Cargo Thefts Hit $114 Million; Food, Drinks, Electronics Top Targets

Cargo thefts fell for the third consecutive year, but the value of the stolen goods vaulted 13.3% to $114 million, according to CargoNet.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
February 6, 2017

Cargo Theft Off 9% in 3Q; Food, Drinks Top Target

Cargo theft decreased in the third quarter nationwide compared with the same period a year ago, except for one part of California, but experts are pointing to some startling facts in what items are being stolen and how the thieves pull it off.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
November 7, 2016