Every long weekend in North America the rate of cargo theft jumps dramatically. This article from Fleet Owner our lines some ways that you can protect your cargo.
The July 4th holiday is a hot time for cargo theft. Doug Morris, director of safety and security operations for the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association says: “Drivers try to be home for the 4th of July holiday. They may pick up a load and leave it overnight at the local truck stop or another location and go home to be with family and friends. They return the next day and their rig is missing.” Statistics from CargoNet bear this out. They report that during the July 1-7 week, cargo thefts have risen over the past three years.