CargoNet recently released last year’s reported cargo theft incidents. Their results were as follows:
*There were over 1500 cargo theft, heavy commercial vehicle theft, and carrier identity thefts reported to CargoNet in 2015.
*Of the 1500 thefts, 881 were cargo.
*A $98 million cargo loss was reported in 53% of these incidents.
*If all 881 incidents suffered a full loss, the damage would be over $175 million!
*Average loss per incident was $187,490.
*10 thefts alone resulted in over $1 million.
*States in which the most cargo theft was reported were as follows: California, Texas, Florida, Georgia, and New Jersey.
*Most thefts occurred Friday to Sunday (49%) with Friday being the most popular day (21%).
*Food/beverage was the number one stolen product (28%).The above stats are provided by CargoNet
Road Scholar Transport is keeping your freight secure 24/7 and offers the following cargo theft prevention tips:
*Do not leave cargo unattended. If necessary, be sure that the trailer is in a secure area.
*Vet out carriers and verify drivers prior to trusting them to handle your products. Road Scholar performs regular background checks on all of our drivers and ensures that only the most qualified drivers are picking up and delivering your products.
*Utilize trailers equipped with security features including satellite tracking, navalock, geo-fencing, and electronic door monitoring.
We at Road Scholar take security seriously and are proud members of CargoNet. We apply security features to our fleet which include van and reefer tracking, electronic door monitoring, navalock and more, along with our brightly colored awareness trucks which make our trucks easily recognizable and harder to steal.