Truck drivers have one of the most demanding, dangerous — and vital — jobs in America. As Hurricane Florence bears down on the Southeast and throughout the East Coast, it’s about to get more dangerous. For our trucking, transportation and logistics customers, we’re sharing critical storm safety tips to keep these hard-working men and women safe on the road.
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.
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.  and the growing number of bad guys in organized rings are making their rounds — could there be a target on your back?
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.
Trucking companies understand the risk of theft they face. In 2016, hundreds of trailers loaded with cargo were stolen, with an average loss of over $200,000. Rings of cargo thieves seem to be using increasingly sophisticated tactics to pull off big jobs. With this threat ever-present, it is important for trucking companies to stay on top of the newest technology and strategies to protect their cargo.