Tips on preventing cargo theft during upcoming holiday weekend

Updated May 21, 2024
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Cargo theft is running rampant through the supply chain.

CargoNet, a firm monitoring cargo theft, said 925 incidents occurred in the first three months of 2024. That's a 46% increase compared to the first quarter of 2023, and a 10% rise from the fourth quarter of 2023. CargoNet estimates $154.6 million worth of cargo was stolen during the first quarter of the year.

It's forecast that the upcoming long Memorial Day weekend will see a spike in cargo theft activity.

CargoNet suggests what can be done to reduce the likelihood of a shipment being stolen. 

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