Security for the Owner Operator Independent Drivers’ Association has issued a warning of a potential cargo theft operation in and around the state of Indiana. The organization has received credible intelligence of a crew of cargo thieves from Florida who are actively seeking opportunities to steal freight in Indiana. “Although it is unknown just how many suspect vehicles may be involved, one vehicle is believed to be a red, four-dour Hyundai, unknown model, with Tennessee registration,” says Doug Morris, OOIDA’s security operations director. “It is also suspected that this vehicle may be traveling with a bobtail tractor, which would be used as a substitute when the original stolen tractor is discarded.” Shippers and carriers should use extra caution in and around Indiana. They should report any suspicious vehicles or activity to local law enforcement. “Make sure you never discuss what freight you have on there, the value or its destination,” Morris says. “Lock the power unit and remove the keys when unattended. Be aware of the value of the load and its attractiveness to thieves. Always try to park the trailer in a supervised or well-lit area. If you have a GPS tracking device, make sure it’s working properly.” OOIDA security believes the suspected thieves may set up surveillance around a shipping facility to identify a departing shipment of the product they want to steal. They would then follow the truck and wait until it’s unattended to attempt to steal it. - See more at: http://gobytrucknews.com/credible-cargo-threat-in-ind/123#sthash.wwGpB2zG.dpuf
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