Truckers lose their cargo 4 times more often than usual during holidays
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CargoNet, a cargo theft filing company, is warning trucking companies and truckers that cargo thefts become more frequent during the holiday period from December 23rd to January 2nd.
During these 10 days over the past five years were reported 185 theft cases in total, according to the company’s information. On average, this is 37 cases during the holiday period.
The average cost of the stolen cargo was $151199. The highest theft rate occurred during the 2016 holiday season, when 51 thefts were recorded.
Over the past five years, activity was at its lowest at Christmas, but two days before the holiday, it accounted for 24% of the amount. CargoNet noted that when the exact day of the theft is unknown, its statistics suggest that the event will occur on the first possible day in the range.
The analysis also showed a rise in thefts on December December 23, December 31 and January 1, these days were the most active of all the days of the analysis.
Thieves are most commonly found in Dallas County, Texas; Shelby County, Tennessee; Miami-Dade County, Florida; Cook County, Illinois; and San Bernardino County, California.
Most often, cargo thieves hunt for consignments of computer electronics, TVs, large household appliances and all types of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.