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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

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

Steering Toward Success: ATA Safety, Security & Human Resources Conference

Talk about starting the week off right: Capt. Larry Brudnicki, commander of the U.S. Coast Guard vessel Tamaroa during the 1991 Perfect Storm, had the crowd reeling with enthusiasm at the American Trucking Associations (ATA) Safety, Security & Human Resources National Conference & Exhibition. The event was held Oct. 24-26 in Oklahoma City, OK.

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Topics: Security Industry, ATA

Labor Day Weekend Supply Chain & Perimeter Security Protocols

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

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

Driving Security: NAAA Annual Convention

Last week Electric Guard Dog’s CEO Jack DeMao and crew went to Orlando to attend a perennial favorite: the National Auto Auction Association Convention. NAAA represents more than 335 auto auctions both domestic and international, with more than 8.7 million units sold each year, and the convention has been taking place since 1948.

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Topics: Security Industry, Commercial Security, Auto Auctions, Auto Theft, NAAA

Logistics Insights and Future of Transportation Conference

Posted by Michael Dorrington — VP of Sales and Marketing on 10/1/15 11:38 AM

Hosted by the Carolina Traffic and Transportation Club Team, the Logistics Insights Conference (LIFTCON) promotes the interests of transportation industry and provides opportunities for logistic professionals to network. This year’s conference contained compelling information regarding the expanding role Southeastern transportation facilities and companies are now playing in the national supply chain.

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Topics: Security Industry, Logistics, Transportation, Freight, Trucking