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  • Freight tracker warns of potential surge in holiday thefts

    December 18, 2019 1:09PM by Truck News

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. — U.S. freight tracking and recovery company CargoNet is warning about a potential surge in cargo thefts this holiday season. It said data from 2014 to 2018 showed a rise in cargo thefts during the Christmas-new year

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    Opinion: False promises of security could open a legal challenge

    December 4, 2019 12:00AM by James Manson

    An increase in cargo theft could lead to more questions about security measures. But truck fleets should be careful about the promises that they make.

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    Canadian cargo theft surpasses the U.S.

    November 14, 2019 12:00AM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – In 2018 there were more cargo thefts in Canada than in the entire U.S., with Ontario’s Peel Region being the second-busiest jurisdiction for thieves — trailing only the entire state of California.

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    Truckers feeling insecure when it comes to cargo theft: poll

    September 19, 2019 12:00AM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – Fleets and drivers are expected to watch over the cargo in their care, but about two-thirds (69%) of those surveyed by Today’s Trucking do not feel their loads are completely secure against cargo theft.

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    Mob Rule: Italian mafia leading source of cargo theft

    June 18, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Todd Moore was playing hockey in Hamilton, Ont., when some guys came forward with 10 cases of Moosehead beer that had “fallen off a truck”. He knew exactly where it had come from, though. Everyone knew. The theft of two loads of beer in New Brunswick had been all over the news, complete with jokes about Moose being on the loose.

    It was no joke to the career police officer, now president of Canadian Armed Robbery Training Associates.

    All too many people turn a blind eye to the cost of cargo thefts, he said during a presentation to the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada. Contractors might see a cheap load of lumber as a way to cut costs, just like a chef who’s offered a deal on a load of beef that’s too good to be true. “People don’t see the significance. They say it’s ‘insurance’,” he admitted. “But everybody is paying.”

  • Quebec police have a beef with bandits

    April 5, 2018 4:13PM by Truck News

    BOUCHERVILLE, Que. – Thieves on Montreal’s south side are throwing a party, and police are seeking the public’s help in tracking them down. The CBC is reporting that about $500,000 worth of beer and Jack’s Links brand dried meat and

  • Cargo thefts on decline

    February 5, 2018 10:17AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Cargo thefts were on the decline last year, with CargoNet recording 741 thefts in the U.S. and Canada in 2017 – down from 836 in 2016. And the cargo theft prevention and recovery network is crediting successful

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    Toronto luncheon to discuss cargo theft, fraud

    February 7, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, ON – The Toronto Trucking Association is giving people the chance to take a bite out of crime while enjoying an afternoon bite.

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    Cargo thieves nuts about nuts: report

    May 26, 2016 12:00AM by Heavy Duty Trucking|Today's Trucking partner

    AUSTIN, TX — The upcoming harvest season for one particular type of food is expected to get increased attention again from cargo thieves following big jumps in stealing the previous two years.

    Nuts have become a sought after commodity for organized cargo thefts because of their high value density per truckload and typically low security protocols, according to a new report by the logistics security services provider FreightWatch International

    “Since the harvest season for most commercially grown nuts is from August to September, it stands to reason that the third quarter of each year tends to record the most nuts thefts, as was the case in 2014 and 2015,” the report says.

  • ‘Tis the Season for Cargo Thefts, How You Can Prevent Them

    December 21, 2015 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    AUSTIN, TX and JERSEY CITY, NJ — Don’t let stolen freight ruin your holiday. This year, both Christmas Day and New Year’s Day occur on a Friday, creating two separate three-day weekends, leaving more opportunity for shipments to be left unattended or parked in unsecured locations for extended periods of time.

  • Truck Cargo Theft Reporting Program Expands

    December 10, 2015 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    EDMONTON, AB – A truck cargo theft reporting program that has reportedly been highly successful in Eastern Canada is expanding to four western provinces.

    The announcement was made Tuesday by the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), along with law enforcement and provincial trucking associations in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

    “Cargo theft is a serious crime. It is costing the Canadian economy billions of dollars and can be dangerous,” said Bill Adams, a vice-president with IBC, which represents private insurance companies. “The cargo theft initiative brings together the many different parts of the transportation system to help curb this type of criminal activity, protect people in our communities and save Canadians money.”

  • Cargo Theft Reporting Program to Launch in Western Canada

    December 7, 2015 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    EDMONTON, AB – Western truckers along with law enforcement and insurance interests are stepping up their battle against cargo theft.

    On Tuesday, the Alberta Motor Truck Association (AMTA), the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), which represents insurance companies, and provincial police are set to offer details on the expansion of the successful cargo theft reporting program to Western Canada.

    This program will help raise awareness of and combat the growing problem of cargo theft, which includes stealing trucks and trailers containing merchandise.

    Cargo theft in Western Canada and across the country has become a serious issue, according to the groups. Not only does it put the safety of Canadians in jeopardy, it can cost the Canadian economy billions of dollars a year. Also, it’s often linked to organized crime, which uses the proceeds to fund gun and drug smuggling.

  • Truck Cargo Thieves Turn to “Jamming” for Heists

    September 29, 2015 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    AUSTIN, TX – Truck cargo thieves have a new weapon in their arsenal when it comes to trying to steal high-value freight, even if its every movement is being tracked.

  • New Warning About Seasonal Cargo Theft Risks

    August 17, 2015 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    AUSTIN, TX — As the North American supply chain prepares to enter its busiest season, organized cargo criminals are gearing up to maximize opportunities to seize high-value shipments that will saturate the target-rich environment encompassing the remaining months of the year.

  • Heading Southbound? Cargo Thefts on the Rise

    August 13, 2015 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. – If you head southbound to pickup or deliver some freight, then beware once you have take possession of it because a new report says cargo thefts are increasing. From April through June in the U.S., cargo thieves stole more than US$19.5 million in freight from the country’s supply chain, according to theft prevention and recovery service CargoNet.

    Nationwide, cargo theft increased 8 percent in second-quarter 2015 year-over-year.

    The total estimated value of stolen cargo was up US$8 million when compared year-over-year.

    The average cargo theft was worth about US$168,308 in stolen goods, but some categories such as electronics were much higher. The median theft was worth US$338,464.

    April had the most recorded cargo thefts in the U.S. at 70, then decreasing in May with 67 incidents and 57 in June.