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Worst Time for Crime: When Cargo Theft Spikes

Posted by Michael Dorrington — VP of Sales and Marketing on 8/30/18 10:00 AM

It’s Thursday — the worst day of the week for cargo theft. Tomorrow isn’t looking good either. Some days are worse than others, but Cargo theft remains a major problem, disrupting the supply chain and damaging brand reputation for businesses across the U.S. We recently exposed the worst cities for crime. In honor of Labor Day weekend, we’re breaking out the goods on the worst time for crime.

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Topics: Cargo Theft, Distribution Security, Logistics, Trucking, warehouse theft, Worst Time for Crime

Avoid Cargo Theft over Labor Day: Follow these Security Protocols

Original content supplied by J.J. Coughlin and SC-ISAC.  Additions made by Electric Guard Dog.

Labor Day is looming. If you're thinking beach trips and backyard barbecues — don't get too comfortable. Labor Day weekends are notorious for cargo theft spikes, leaving trucking, warehouse and fleet companies most vulnerable. 

You could be robbed of more than a good time this holiday without proper security measures in place. 

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Topics: Security Industry, Holiday Security Protocol, Cargo Theft

Top Five Worst Cities for Cargo Theft

Businesses may be getting a slight break this summer from the threat of cargo theft. Or so it seems, compared to incidents reported this time last year. But, be warned. The risk remains high across the U.S. [1] and the growing number of bad guys in organized rings are making their rounds — could there be a target on your back?

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Topics: Cargo Theft, Logistics, Shipping, Transportation, Trucking

Avoid Cargo Theft Over 4th of July: Follow These Supply Chain & Perimeter Security Protocols

Original content supplied by J.J. Coughlin and SC-ISAC.  
Additions made by Electric Guard Dog.

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Topics: Holiday Security Protocol, Cargo Theft, Logistics, Shipping, Transportation, Freight, Trucking, Supply Chain

Memorial Day Weekend Supply Chain & Perimeter Security Protocols

Original content supplied by J.J. Coughlin and SC-ISAC.  
Additions made by Electric Guard Dog.

Memorial Day is Monday. Be vigilant this weekend to protect your business as cargo theft levels have increased on Memorial Day weekend by as much as 52 percent over normal weekends, says cargo theft reporting firm, SensiGuard.

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Topics: Holiday Security Protocol, Cargo Theft, Logistics, Shipping, Transportation, Freight, Trucking, Supply Chain

Labor Day Weekend Supply Chain & Perimeter Security Protocols

Original content supplied by J.J. Coughlin and SC-ISAC. Additions made by Electric Guard Dog.

Transportation companies, shippers and manufacturers — beware of the increased risk of cargo theft over the long Labor Day weekend, running September 1 through 4. Labor Day through Christmas is considered high season for cargo theft, with incidents spiking around 40 percent, according to FBI statistics.

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Topics: Security Industry, Holiday Security Protocol, Cargo Theft, Shipping, Transportation