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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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. When he approached the back of the trailer he noticed that it sat approximately 8 feet from the dock door and the trailer's roll door was halfway open. He then checked for a seal on the ground and did not see one. He noticed drag marks which he described as new and fresh. He checked the king pin lock and discovered it to be covered in grease with a piece of metal stuck to it which he identified as a 'tooth' from a tractor's fifth wheel. When he removed the king pin lock a piece of metal was broken off inside, but the king pin lock still worked. Photos of the site were taken. He then called his dispatcher and the gatehouse to report the situation. When the Store team reviewed the exterior dock area, they discovered a seal lying on the ground. The DCLP team unloaded trailer H03148 of its backhaul freight in order to inspect the contents. Based on its return bill of lading, it appears that all product is present and in good order.
The ENFORCER Adjustable Lock prevents a container full of home improvement products from being stolen from a customers distribution center.
Transport Security, Inc., a leader in providing supply chain security solutions, today announced that the ENFORCER® embedded tracking technology, assisted law enforcement in the recovery of more than $1 million of stolen cargo.
Waconia, MN, – Transport Security, Inc., a leader in providing supply chain security solutions, today announced that the ENFORCER® embedded tracking technology, assisted law enforcement in the recovery of more than $1 million of stolen cargo.
The operation started on Sunday, October 30, with notification to the Cargo Net operations center of the theft of a load of televisions. CargoNet passed the notification and further intelligence to the California Cargo Theft Interdiction Program (CTIP) and acted as liaison between the theft victim and CTIP. The intelligence provided allowed CTIP to carry out targeted surveillance within an industrial area containing 140 potential storage locations. The resulting investigation and search led to the recovery of the stolen televisions as well as stolen property from seven other thefts, including electronics, building materials, household goods, and clothing.
The ENFORCER® Embedded Tracking Technology provided the location of the stolen trailer which led to other areas where stolen cargo was stored.
"This is a great example of the industry supporting law enforcement operations through preplanning, the deployment of technology, and enhanced information sharing," said Sgt. Ken Huerta of CTIP.
"The cooperation between CargoNet and CTIP is a great example of the sort of public-private partnership so critical to effective intelligence-led policing." "A number of parties played a key role in the favorable conclusion to this case, starting with a logistics company with well-planned processes in place and technology from Transport Security, Inc. ENFORCER® ," added Anthony Canale, vice president of operations at CargoNet. "
Both the immediate notification of CargoNet and the actions by CTIP that followed contributed to a successful outcome. It is an excellent case study of the role that planning and preparation play in the effective response to a cargo theft. If no action is taken until after a theft has occurred, the chances of success are slim." The value of the recovery is estimated to be more than $1 million. The case is ongoing pending several arrests. Images of the recovered property are available to the press.
The Cargo Theft Interdiction Program (CTIP) is a multi-jurisdictional task force that was created in 1990 to combat the ever-increasing cargo theft problem in Los Angeles County, as well as throughout all of California. The success of the CTIP team has proven that the surveillance and investigative abilities of a multi-jurisdictional team surpass that of a single agency. During 2010, the CTIP team recovered more than $18,492,000 in stolen cargo and recovered stolen vehicles. The team successfully arrested 50 suspects charged with the theft of stolen cargo and/or vehicles. Since the inception of the program, CTIP investigators have recovered more than $237 million in stolen property, more than 5,500 vehicles, and 1,850 cargos and have made more than 1,100 arrests through December 2010.
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ENFORCER® ABLOY® Padlocks Prevents Theft of Food from trailer
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.
Attempted Pharma Theft
Location: Elkton, MD
Description: There was an attempted FTL cargo theft in Elkton, MD off I-95
The driver stopped at the TA truck stop just north of Elkton, MD and went inside the facility for approximately 30 minutes. When he came out, he found his truck broken into and the engine running. There was evidence of the ignition having been hotwired. Looking at the trailer, there was evidence on the ENFORCER® Trailer Padlock to suggest that someone had tried to enter the trailer. The driver however was utilizing the ENFORCER® Air Cuff® Lock, which was still activated when he got back to his rig. There was also an ENFORCER® ABLOY® Trailer Padlock on the trailer doors, which had prevented the perpetrator from actually entering the trailer.