Cargo Theft is a common crime; a crime of opportunity. Cargo goods are easy to access and abundant across the country. Statistics estimate that cargo theft cost the shipping industry about $25 billion a year.
Cargo theft happens frequently in terminals, truck stops, warehouses, parking lots, and most commonly in trucks parked on the street. This is a problem that occurs all around the country.
Get to know your drivers before hiring by performing a pre-employment screening.
Make sure your units are equipped with an alarm system and locked completely.
Make sure your routes are done with a minimum of stops and don’t leave your vehicle unattended in an unsecured area at any time.
If you use subcontractors you need to obtain as much information about the company and driver as possible.
Secure all trailers or containers making sure they are seal/locked correctly and against a wall.
Yards or Parking Lots:
Ensure adequate lightning, fences and security cameras and guards are provided to prevent unauthorized vehicles from entering the location.