PREVENT DEFENSE: THE BEST WAY TO FIGHT FREIGHT THEFT Many shippers don’t take theft risk seriously until an ultra-high value load disappears. With constrained supply, increased demand and unprecedented shipping bottlenecks, supply chain risks have escalated. Now more than ever, shippers and their transportation partners must be hyper-vigilant about preventing cargo theft. And, while cargo theft has always been a high risk, post-pandemic incidents have increased by over 23%. Cargo thieves are
How The Driver Shortage Can Impact The Industry’s Most Vulnerable Cargo There has been a silent and consequential shortage of drivers in highway transport. This is a particularly critical challenge for business-critical and pharmaceutical freight, as successful deliveries require experienced drivers who are not only familiar high-tech vehicles and monitoring equipment but are also seasoned and vigilant shepherds of their cargo. The problem doubles when a shipment is best safeguarded by
In the movies, the super hero stops it. You know the scene. A dark alley. A truck filled with something valuable, often guns, is emptied while the guards are tied up with ropes in the back. In swoops the masked crusader to save the day. We always wonder: where are the alarms? The armed back-up? What crummy cargo operation is this? That’s not to belittle the threat. Cargo theft of
DeSpir Logistics is a 2017 Best in Cargo Security Award Winner DeSpir Logistics has been announced as a winner of CargoNet’s 2017 Best in Cargo Security Award. CargoNet, the cargo theft prevention and recovery network, encourages its members to strive for best in class cargo security protocols. Factors examined when considering 2017's nominees included: The willingness and ability to commit resources to security Standard operating procedures and best practices Utilization of the CargoNet
New Q&A explains annual reporting obligations for 3PL provider facilities The FDA clarified annual reporting requisites for 3PL provider facilities that handle prescription drugs. The Q&A format focuses on the most frequently asked questions that commenters had about the previously published draft guidance. The document, which was released on January ninth, clarifies who, what, when and how 3PL provider facilities should report to the FDA. What 3PL provider facilities need to know: Any 3PL
Cargo Theft Alert: 4th of July Weekend is Prime Time for Cargo Thieves While most Americans are taking time off to celebrate this weekend, cargo thieves will be working overtime on Independence Day. CargoNet has released a report analyzing the past four years of cargo theft from July 2-9, and the data reveals that there has been a consistent spike in thefts. This holiday weekend is expected to be especially bad...