CARGO THEFT * USA: Fall year-over-year, values rise
* Florida - FreightWatch, CargoNet issue Labor Day cargo theft warnings
CargoNet and FreightWatch International have each issued warnings in advance of Labor Day weekend... Both firms say cargo theft activity increases during holiday weekends such as Labor Day, and the same is expected for this year. FreightWatch says between 2012 and 2015, cargo thefts occurring during Labor Day weekend have had an average value of $159,654, including five separate incidents targeting electronics. CargoNet’s numbers indicate an average value of $243,908 during the same time period... According to FreightWatch, 89 percent of cargo thefts that took place on Labor Day weekend in 2015 happened in California, Texas, Florida and Georgia. CargoNet lists the same four states and adds New Jersey as the most-targeted states during recent Labor Day weekends...
(Image Source: CargoNet) -- Miami, FL, USA - Overdrive, by Matt Cole - August 30, 2016