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CargoNet - Holiday Advisory

Dear Valued Colleague,

As you prepare to spend this upcoming holiday weekend with friends and family, please keep in mind that cargo thieves will not be taking any time off.

CargoNet's analysis of historical cargo theft data shows that the rate of cargo theft increases over holiday weekends.

With that being said, we ask that you remain vigilant by paying special attention to the steps below, which may already be included in your company's list of security protocols. These eleven steps can help your company prevent theft, as well as recover stolen cargo in the event that you suffer a loss.

1. Ask local police agencies to make routine checks of facilities during holiday down time.

2. Avoid having loaded trailers sit unattended over the weekend. If loaded trailers do need to sit unattended, be sure they are parked in secure areas.

3. Make sure that both security managers and drivers have accurate license plate, VIN, and descriptive information for tractors, trailers, containers, and container chassis'. Police agencies will need this information to open and investigation in the event of an incident.

4. Consider deploying covert tracking devices in product and on trailers. If using tracking devices, be sure to geo-fence all stationary trailers that are not being actively monitored.

5. Secure all tractors with high-security locking devices, such as, air-cuff and tractor steering joint locks.

6. Secure all trailers (loaded and unloaded) with high-security ISO 17712 compliant barrier seals in combination with hardened padlocks. Utilize king pin locks for unattached trailers.

7. Check to make sure that facility lighting, back-up generators, alarm system(s) and surveillance equipment are all in good working order.

8. Never treat any alarm signal as a "false alarm". When targeting warehouse locations, cargo thieves tend to trip facility alarm systems multiple times before breaking-in to give law enforcement and facility managers the impression that the alarm system is malfunctioning.

9. Remove keys from all facility equipment, especially motorized pallet jacks and forklifts.

10. Document and report all suspicious activity that occurs in and around a facility to security personnel & the CargoNet operations center. This information can be critical to law enforcement in the event of a cargo theft incident.

11. If you are a victim of a theft, immediately notify local law enforcement, and call the CargoNet operations center.

To report a cargo theft, call 1-888-595-CNET (2638).

From all of us at CargoNet, have a happy, safe and healthy Memorial Day Weekend.

Best regards,
Anthony Canale
General Manager

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