AFN and CargoNet Assist in the Recovery of Stolen Tractor Trailer

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AFN, a logistics and supply chain company, and CargoNet, the cargo theft database and information sharing service, help recover a stolen trailer.


The investigation is still in process, and all of the details of the recovery cannot be revealed. However, once the owners of Merx Global realized the truck was missing, they immediately contacted both law enforcement authorities and AFN’s security department. AFN, a long-time member of CargoNet and a CargoNet advisory board member, reached out to CargoNet for assistance. The CargoNet fusion center was able to expedite the recovery process through direct contact with the Philadelphia Police Department. The recovered equipment was returned to Merx Global within five days.

Jared Palmer, AFN’s general counsel and director of security, said, “Over the years, our membership in CargoNet has proven its value time and time again. In this particular instance, the stolen vehicle was not carrying any AFN freight and was not on its way to or from a job for AFN. Regardless, we wanted to help recover the vehicle, and CargoNet truly went the extra mile with a heightened sense of urgency because they know how closely we work with Merx Global. We were pleased by how fast the CargoNet team reacted to expedite the recovery process. Their relationships with local law enforcement were invaluable in this successful outcome.”

According to Christian Peneff, one of the owners of Merx Global, “We’re obviously very happy with the outcome and how both AFN and CargoNet were able to streamline the process of recovery.”

Tony Canale, general manager, CargoNet, said, “We’re proud to have supported AFN, Merx Global, and law enforcement in this recovery. The CargoNet platform, as this case shows, relies on both data and collaboration to help return cargo to its rightful owners. We specialize in bringing together resources from various disciplines through our 24/7 fusion center to support our members. And in this case, the value is clear.”

About AFN
Serving motor carriers, manufacturers and retailers since 2003, AFN (formerly known as Advantage Freight Network) is an award-winning leader in freight brokerage, third party logistics and transportation management services. We are known for our commitment to client service, our proactive approach to fighting cargo theft and our expertise in retail compliance. To learn more about AFN, visit or call 877-LOAD-AFN.

About Verisk Crime Analytics
Verisk Crime Analytics is a leading provider of crime prevention services for retailers, manufacturers, logistics companies, equipment owners, and insurance companies and offers data and analytical support to law enforcement. Verisk Crime Analytics provides a comprehensive suite of data management, analytic, and theft prevention services that include prediction, mitigation, response, and recovery. Verisk Crime Analytics is a Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq:VRSK) company. For more information, visit

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