FreightWatch: Cargo theft numbers in 2013 hit all-time high again, threat of theft grows

 Thursday, March 6, 2014

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The number of cargo thefts recorded in 2013 tied 2012′s all-time high of 951, according to an annual report released by FreightWatch International this week, who also said in the report that better organization and innovation by thieves continues to push the threat of cargo theft higher.
An average of 79.25 cargo thefts occurred each month in the U.S. — 2.6 per day. of the 951 total thefts in 2013, 692 were full-truckload or container thefts, FreightWatch reported, and 65 were less-than-truckload thefts.
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