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