Trucking Theft On the Rise

Trucking Theft On the Rise

Trucking piracy has became an industry and a major issue for retailers and suppliers because increased gang presence, the relative ease of breaking into trucks and trailers to access goods and a  lack of concern from law agencies. It is reported that trucking theft results in about $30 billion in losses each year, and unfortunately, this number is only set to grow even larger.
Focusing on theft
Companies are beginning to develop new ways to deter this theft that is costing them greatly. Focusing on truck driver is the most efficient and important way to stop theft activities rather than hiring many people to oversee the transportation of goods along the way of supply chain. Many businesses provide extra incentives to drivers who ensure the safe delivery of goods because drivers is a key to ensuring a valuable load of cargo is safe.

Preventing driver involvement
The driver is the key in a company’s supply chain, as they’re responsible for the safety of a truckload of goods that may be worth millions. While most drivers carefully get their products to their intended destinations safely, there have been incidents that call for concern about truckers on the part of businesses. The source reported that drivers are specifically instructed not to stop near high-theft areas, and their treks are carefully planned and closely watched to keep an eye on precious cargo at all times. By monitoring drivers and keeping an eye on logistical operations, companies can deter theft and decrease the losses incurred at the logistical level.


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