Trucking associations, industry offer free cargo crime workshop

BURFORD, Ont. — The Canadian Trucking Alliance, the Ontario Trucking Association, Verisk Crime Analytics Canada and CargoNet will present the official launch of their “Project Momentum” agenda Thursday, Sept. 5, at the Burford Community Centre in Burford, Ont.

Project Momentum is an industry initiative aiming to address cargo crime along the Highway 401 Corridor from Windsor to Montreal.

The official launch includes a free workshop with law enforcement and key stakeholders to “develop immediate and actionable deliverables to raise awareness, increase prevention and garner support to combat cargo crime,” said a release.

Opening remarks will be provided by Jeff Bryan, chairman, Ontario Trucking Association, David Bradley, president and CEO, Canadian Trucking Alliance, Robert Goodall, director, law enforcement services, Verisk Crime Analytics Canada – CargoNet and by federal, provincial and municipal government representatives.

The workshop will define cargo crime and any discrepancies in what constitutes cargo crime and the obstacles this creates to effectively address the problem, the organizers say.

The trucking industry will outline steps carriers are taking; opportunities and tools to improve prevention; reporting – what to report, to who, when and why, and taking the issues to court.

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