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“Scott Cornell, transportation lead and crime and theft specialist at Travelers, said thieves generally cannot resist parked trailers and overloaded, unattended warehouses. Those targets are abundant during holidays and three-day weekends.

“The old adage is, ‘cargo at rest is cargo at risk,'” said Cornell.

Cornell said there is another benefit for thieves to steal over the holidays. “It’s going to take longer for people find out [cargo] is gone.”

The 2020 holiday season comes after a third quarter where thefts jumped 23% YoY from 2019, according to CargoNet. There were 223 cargo thefts, with average loss of $151,452. Shippers and trucking firms lost a total of nearly $33.8 million in cargo — costs that get passed, ultimately, to the consumers.”

 

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