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Transport Security, Inc.

Key Questions Shippers Should Ask Carriers About Security

Protecting cargo is crucial for both shippers and carriers. As a shipper entrusting your goods to a truck carrier, it's important to inquire about their security measures to safeguard your shipments against theft and loss. Here are key questions to ask your carrier regarding security.

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Are You Evaluating Nearshoring for your Supply Chain

Nearshoring is a business tactic where a company relocates some of its operations to a neighboring country. This decision is often driven by factors like lower labor expenses, simplified logistics, and closer proximity. Nearshoring offers advantages over offshoring, such as easier communication, similar time zones, cultural similarities, and reduced travel costs.

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Comprehensive Physical Security Audit for Trucks and Trailers

A physical security audit is a comprehensive assessment of your fleet's truck and trailer locks. Typically, this assessment measures current physical security selections against the industry best practices and standards.

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5 Cargo Security Upgrades

CargoNet has recorded a 59% increase in theft events across the United States and Canada in the third quarter of 2023 when compared to the third quarter of 2022. Fleets are on high alert and tired of dealing with the aftermath of cargo theft. Be proactive with these 5 upgrades to cargo security.

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Now Available: Super Weather Resitant Padlocks from ABLOY®

The SUPER WEATHER PROOF (SWP) padlock range from ABLOY® is now available from Transport Security. The locks are designed for use where padlocks must resist extreme cold and excessive amounts of dirt.

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5 Critical Checks to Harden Your Supply Chain This Holiday Season

The holidays are particularly high risk for distributors, manufacturers, shippers and logistics companies. Warehouses and distribution centers tend to have fewer staff onsite and trailers are more often left unattended. Volume also picks up for the season and thieves may steal products they can easily sell to holiday buyers on the black market. Check these five critical areas now to be sure your organization is prepared this year for the ever-present threat of cargo theft.

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Establishing a Security Culture in the Supply chain Industry

A strong security culture is important for companies in the supply chain. It is increasingly imperative to put a security policy in place before a cargo theft event occurs. Equally as important is instilling the components of the policy in your employees. Loss prevention is everyone's job. Drivers at top trucking companies know the importance of security at their fleet. Thieves are getting smarter and more targeted and their theft techniques are more sophisticated. CargoNet estimates that $223 million in cargo was stolen across all cargo theft events in 2022.

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What are the true Financial Costs of Cargo Loss

If a trailer is stolen or tampered with, the cost of missing goods can be very high. To calculate the full cost of cargo loss, supply chain managers have to consider more than just the loss of the missing goods. Cost of stolen or damaged equipment, insurance claims and premiums, expedited freight costs and reputation risk must also be included.

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Is Your Fleet A Target For Cargo Theft?

Cargo thieves are always searching for their next target. They are looking for what they can easily get and sell quickly. Fleets can help take the target off their trucks by being security minded and knowledgeable about commodities and locations thieves are attacking. Your answers to the following questions can help you determine the threat level your fleet may be at for targeted theft.

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ENFORCER Adjustable Lock #1217 Prevents Break-In

A great testimonial for our Adjustable Trailer Door Lock!

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What's Driving the Surge in Cargo Theft?

Cargo theft bounced from “High” to “Extreme” on CargoNet’s Cargo Theft Threat Level indicator at the end of 2022. So far in 2023 it has stayed in the “High” or “Extreme” category. What’s driving the surge in cargo theft?

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ENFORCER ABLOY Padlock Prevents Trailer Theft of Food Product

The ABLOY Padlock was on a trailer loaded with food product in Michigan. The thieves had attempted to defeat the lock however were unsuccessful. The lock remained intact to the trailer hasp, securing the load.

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ENFORCER® ABLOY® Padlock Travels 2 MILLION MILES!

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ENFORCER Seal Guard Lock Prevents Trailer Break-in of Frozen Food

The ENFORCER Seal Guard Lock #5900 prevents a theft and break-in of a full trailer load of frozen food in Atlanta, GA.

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ENFORCER® ABLOY® Padlock Prevents Theft of High Value Cargo

A truckload carrier placed The ENFORCER® ABLOY® Padlock on their trailer of high value home improvement products. The ENFORCER withstood the physical attacks and prevented the thieves from entering the trailer. Ultimately preventing the cargo theft.

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Major Retailer has trailer theft thwarted by ENFORCER® King Pin Lock

The carrier arrived at Altoona to deliver one trailer and pick up another trailer. As he placed the trailer into a dock door he was able to see the nose of his return trailer out his side window which made him immediately recognize that something was wrong.

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ENFORCER Adjustable Lock Prevents Container Break-in

The ENFORCER Adjustable Lock prevents a container full of home improvement products from being stolen from a distribution center.

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ENFORCER® CargoGuard Prevents Theft of Retail Products

Physical attack against the CargoGuard. Thief was unable to open trailer.

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