• November 25, 2015
  • Katlin Owens

Cargo Theft During the Holidays

With the holiday season right around the corner, we thought it was a good time to talk to about cargo safety and share some helpful tips on what you can do to reduce the risk.

According to American Journal of Transportation, thefts tended to spike on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and slowly decrease in the days following. During the week of Thanksgiving for the past three years, a total of $6 million in cargo was stolen.

Thanksgiving cargo theft trends infographic courtesy of American Journal of Transportation

Prevention is key in reducing the risks to both our customers and professional drivers. We want to make sure that our professional drivers have best practices in place to help reduce the likelihood of a theft.

When it comes to parking, always make sure you park in well lit, authorized areas. When possible, back up to a wall, pole or any structure that would make opening the trailer doors difficult. Remember, cargo at rest is cargo at risk. When the truck is parked please make sure you use your anti-theft devices.

Whether you are picking up at a customer or stopping to fuel up, please be aware of your surroundings and always lock you truck. If you experience a theft, please call your fleet manager or the safety department immediately. Experts also recommend to drive 200 miles or four hours after picking up a load. Remember, your safety continues to be a number one priority here at Truckload. If you have any questions or concerns please call your fleet manager.

Thank you for all you do and have a happy and safe holiday season.


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