To help prevent theft, supply chain professionals should avoid leaving cargo unattended in high-theft areas such as Los Angeles, Dallas–Fort Worth, Chicago, Atlanta, NYC Metro and Miami. Should truckers need to leave their cargo unattended, they should consider parking in high-security locations with active security services, secure fences, and high-visibility lighting.
Additionally, CargoNet's data shows that over the past five years, several sophisticated warehouse burglaries of desirable items like computers, cell phones, and fragrances occurred in Miami metro, Las Vegas metro, and northern New Jersey over the Fourth of July holiday. Operators should consider making sure facilities are alarmed and to treat every alarm activation as an actual break-in, as some burglary crews may purposely trip the alarm multiple times to make authorities and facility operators think the system is malfunctioning.
Noteworthy thefts from previous July 4th holidays
- $2,000,000 of perfume from Hillsborough Township, New Jersey
- $444,000 of copper cables from Long Beach, California
- $328,321 of toys from Trevor, Wisconsin
- $270,000 of jeans from Blacksburg, South Carolina
- $259,878 of hard drives and server chassis from Norcross, Georgia
For more information, contact:
Edelman (for CargoNet)