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Labor Day Weekend Supply Chain & Perimeter Security Protocols

Posted by Electric Guard Dog on 8/29/16 1:00 PM

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The long Labor Day weekend, running September 2 through 5, is upon us — and so is the increase in cargo theft risks for transportation companies, shippers and manufacturers. According to FreightWatch International, of the 166 reported cargo theft incidents in second quarter 2016, "82 percent occurred in unsecured parking locations". Theft of full truckload also continues to be most prevalent, making up 78 percent of thefts."

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

Fourth of July Supply Chain & Perimeter Security Protocols

Posted by Electric Guard Dog on 6/27/16 1:33 PM

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

Holiday Security Protocol Reminder

Posted by Electric Guard Dog on 12/17/15 12:17 PM

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This holiday season, the risk for cargo theft is especially high, warns FreightWatch International, as Christmas and New Year's both occur on a Friday. These back-to-back, three-day weekends leave even more opportunity for thieves to strike as shipments are left unattended for extended periods of time in unsecured lots.

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Topics: Holiday Security Protocol

Thanksgiving Holiday Security Protocols Reminder

Posted by Electric Guard Dog on 11/19/15 1:01 PM

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‘Tis the season for cargo theft, as we head into the long holiday weekend, Nov. 26-29, and onward through peak shipping time. According to FreightWatch International, the “concentration” of cargo theft activity between the high shipping months of September and December totaled 245 incidents in 2014. And Thanksgiving weekends over a recent three-year period have seen an increase of more than three times the annual average of thefts per day.

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Topics: Holiday Security Protocol

Labor Day Weekend Supply Chain & Perimeter Security Protocols

Posted by Electric Guard Dog on 8/31/15 3:35 PM

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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.

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Topics: Security Industry, Holiday Security Protocol, Cargo Theft