Columbia, SC, May 21, 2019
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.
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.
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.
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."