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Cargo thieves keep busy in Ottawa area

OTTAWA, Ont. -- Cargo thieves have been active in the Ottawa area, stealing four trucks and trailers over the last ...


OTTAWA, Ont. — Cargo thieves have been active in the Ottawa area, stealing four trucks and trailers over the last 30 days, the Ottawa Sun reports.

The first of the four trailers to be stolen contained $100,000 worth of Kraft shredded cheese. The empty trailer was later found in Montreal. Also stolen was an empty Ryder truck and another load of Kraft products destined for a Tim Hortons in Nova Scotia. Most recently, thieves unsuccessfully tried to steal another Ryder truck, the Sun reports.

With cargo theft an increasing concern for the trucking industry, the Ontario Trucking Association recently partnered with Stolen Cargo and Equipment Tracking (SCAET) a company that investigates cargo thefts. Its a $2 billion per year problem for the Canadian trucking industry, estimates suggest.

– With files from the Ottawa Sun


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