CIFFA reports truck hijackings at Toronto airport

| 3/27/2003

The Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association has warned that three different member firms have experienced truck hijackings the past two weeks at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.

In all cases, it appears that the hijackers knew of the truck contents, “stalked” the trucks and patiently waited until the driver would leave the truck for a short period of time. In one or two cases, the ignition key was left in the truck, according to press accounts.

"It appears that it is a well-organized team, and we strongly recommend to sensitize drivers to the increased hijacking threat. Ensure that vehicles are well locked and always under supervision whilst loaded with valuable goods," CIFFA warned its members.