The Midwest Cargo Security Council shared valuable information and strategies for cargo theft prevention during its quarterly meeting, held at Illinois-based AIT Worldwide Logistics, a full-service transportation management provider with continental headquarters in Chicago, Amsterdam and Hong Kong.
Last spring in the UK, a group of thieves boosted $2.3 million worth of the finest champagne in the world from the warehouse of Berry Bros. & Rudd, the wine merchants that supply the Royal Family. The audacious raid didn’t lack for style: the thieves paused to drink bottles of Moet & Chandon and Chateau LaTour before vacating the premises.
Having recently partnered with the Midwest Cargo Theft Task Force, Georgia Bureau of Investigation Major Theft Unit and the Memphis Cargo Theft Task Force, the third National Cargo Theft Summit in Memphis, Tennessee demonstrated impressive growth and hope.
Topics: Cargo Theft
The 33rd annual Idealease meeting took place in Scottsdale, Arizona. Idealease, Inc., a nationally renowned commercial truck lease and rental company, celebrated this year’s event with the theme “ONE Idealease.” Dan Murphy, Idealease President and CEO, explained, “Our meeting includes a celebration of our success in 2015, our programs and growth plans for the coming year, and importantly, recognition of our top Idealease sales, service and management professionals who daily demonstrate our expertise, responsiveness and stability to our customers as ONE Idealease.”
Valuable security information and strategies were shared at the quarterly Midwest Cargo Security Council meeting. New measures were adopted and red flags were raised, including:
As we head into the Labor Day holiday, the long weekend running September 4 through 7 poses threats for major strikes in cargo theft. Labor Day is always the starting gun for an average 61% increase in cargo theft because stores start stocking up for Black Friday.