by Peter Buxbaum Feb 11, 2019 | Published in Issue 682
Pallets more likely to be stolen than entire truckloads
The image of tough guys hijacking truckloads of goods is a familiar one to fans of gangster movies. While trucks are the victims of most cargo thefts globally—75% of them, according to one report—these incidents increasingly do not involve the theft of the entire tractor-trailer.
Instead, cargo theft is increasingly characterized by pilfering: lifting a few boxes or a few pallets of products while a truck is parked at a stop. This tactic makes the job much easier for thieves, on several levels—they don’t have to hide the truck, for example—while making things more difficult for carriers, cargo owners, and law enforcement.
Even when thieves purloin an entire truckload, they are more likely to....(Read entire article here)
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The methods may change but the adage remains true, Freight at rest is freight at risk.
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The trucks were about 90% full, with contents ranging from toys and refrigerators to washing machines and furniture
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