The rise in cargo theft in Savannah, GA — the fastest-growing U.S. port — prompted topics of theft prevention and best practices at the recent Intermodal Savannah Security Conference. The Southeast Transportation Security Council (SETSC) joined forces with the GBI’s Major Theft Unit and the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics for the free, one-day event that shed some light on how to best combat this growing problem.
With Georgia’s travel logistics and proximity to south Florida, it’s no wonder that the state’s cargo industry is an attractive target for thieves. But it’s important to remember that not all theft comes from outside sources. Conference presenters outlined these and other great tips for setting driver protocols that keep them and your cargo safe.
Truck stops and unsecured yards are most vulnerable to would-be thieves, but carrier lots, secured yards and parking lots also have challenges of their own. In considering facility and yard preparation, a layered approach to security is best.
Weekends and holidays are high-crime times for cargo. Planning ahead for these times and building relationships with local law enforcement and other industry leaders in the community will greatly help in thwarting cargo theft.
Being vigilant and putting in place good practices will help you stay ahead of criminals looking for an easy target. Electric Guard Dog can help. Contact us today for a free site security evaluation.