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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? …

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cargo security

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 …

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cargo theft bills

Pending cargo theft bills will impose harsher penalties for crimes New cargo theft bills have been proposed in Mississippi and New Mexico to deter thieves from stealing container, rail, and truck freight with more severe penalties and fines. Cargo theft is a major concern within the logistics industry, as the total cost of stolen goods …

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December 7-14 cargo theft

February 15-21 cargo theft incidents decline Cargo theft is down this week, with nine domestic events reported, half as much as the previous week.  This is contrary to the trend that was threatening to develop in the first half of February, which saw forty-two cargo thefts recorded, two-thirds of the total amount of activity that …

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February 8-15 cargo theft incidents continue to rise Cargo theft is trending upwards again this week, with eighteen domestic incidents registered, which is three more than the week prior.  Every day had at least one event reported, but the majority of thefts occurred on Thursday and Friday, the ninth and tenth.  Nine more incidents from …

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February 1-7 cargo theft incidents on the rise Cargo theft more than doubled with fifteen domestic incidents registered from the week of February first through the seventh.  While nearly every day had at least on event reported, most thefts occurred on Wednesday and Thursday, the first and second.  One additional event from January 31st was …

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Food and beverage, tractors, and California highly targeted in 2016 cargo theft events In 2016, there were 836 cargo theft incidents recorded by CargoNet, the industry leader in cargo theft prevention and recovery efforts.  In the United States and Canada, $114 million in stolen freight was reported.  While the number of incidents recorded were down …

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Cargo theft reporting during January 25-31 was down significantly from the week prior After last week’s record high numbers for 2017, which saw documented thefts rise to almost three times more than the week before, cargo theft plummeted by eleven incidents.  Only seven events occurred this week, and all of the thefts happened over the …

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Cargo theft reporting reveals the most incidents recorded in 2017 This week in cargo theft reporting produced the highest number of events to date in the new year.  At least two thefts occurred per day, with the majority happening on Sunday the 22nd and Monday the 23rd. Eighteen incidents were recorded from January 18-24, up …

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Texas reports most incidents in January 11-17 cargo theft report Seven incidents were recorded in the January 11-17 cargo theft report, down two from the week prior.  Four additional events from 1/3-1/10 were received this week by CargoNet, the industry leader in cargo theft prevention and recovery. This week Texas took back the top cargo …

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