Original content supplied by J.J. Coughlin and SC-ISAC.
Additions made by Electric Guard Dog.
Memorial Day is Monday. Be alert as cargo thieves are preparing to strike warehouses and vehicles left unattended over the long, three-day weekend coming up May 26-29.
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."
Electric Guard Dog participated in the 6th Annual Texas Cargo Summit in Fort Worth, Texas, hosted this month by BNSF Railroad, the National Insurance Crime Bureau and Southwest Transportation Security Council (SWTSC).
Stolen beauty products is one of the latest trends in cargo theft discussed at the Midwest Cargo Security Council’s quarterly meeting, hosted this month by Ulta Beauty at their Bolingbrook, Illinois headquarters.