Three-day weekend brings increased truck cargo thefts, firm warns

| 8/31/2011

Parking your truck and/or load for the Labor Day three-day weekend?

If so, you may want to keep this in mind: Security experts say cargo theft rates increase about 28 percent over long weekends.

FreightWatch International, a logistics security firm, recently reminded truck and cargo owners of the increased cargo theft incidents during three-day weekends, “especially at terminals and drop yards where loaded trailers are parked for long periods of time.”

Truck drivers stopped at high-risk areas like truck stops and rest areas should maintain communication with dispatchers, and shouldn’t drop or leave loads unattended, the company said.

Such chances “provide criminals with excellent opportunities to target, steal and transport goods to their storage locations before the product is even discovered missing,” FreightWatch said.

For more Land Line Magazine coverage of cargo theft, click here.