Truckers! Don’t Get Robbed. Get Smart.

TORONTO — Somebody swiped a 2003 tractor and a trailer loaded with bathroom products from a Hamilton, ON-based yard earlier this week.

According to a statement from the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) the thieves merely entered the carrier’s property in the middle of the night and drove off with the load.

The question arises: Could this happen to you?

The answer is, in far too many cases, yes.

And that’s why the CTA, the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) and CargoNet are holding a day-long conference on the subject of cargo crime Thursday, Sept. 5, in the community center in the southeastern Ontario municipality of Burford, ON from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The event is also the kickoff for a cargo-crime-fighting initiative called Project Momentum, which is “designed to raise awareness of the growing threat of cargo crime and learn about cargo-crime mitigation strategies.”

The workshop is free and open to anyone interested in helping solve the cargo-crime problem.

For more information, contact the CTA at 613-236 9426 and ask about the cargo-crime event or visit


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