Cargo theft increases significantly, more than 28% according to FreightWatch, over holidays such as this upcoming Independence Day.
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Dallas, TX (PRWEB) June 29, 2012
Cargo theft increases significantly, more than 28% according to FreightWatch, over holidays such as this upcoming Independence Day. In fact, according to the study, July 4th has the second highest cargo theft rate of all the federally-recognized holidays. WAR-LOK, the global leader in transportation and supply chain security, wants to help keep your cargo secure.
Although the majority of theft occurs in unsecured parking areas, theft from secured parking locations has grown steadily over the past few years. California, Florida and Texas have the nation’s highest level of theft incidents. Most thieves are opportunistic, so the best deterrence to theft is to simply be vigilant. As such, WAR-LOK offers the following tips to keep your cargo safe this Independence Day:
- Avoid leaving loaded trailers sitting unattended over the weekend in unsecured areas.
- Secure all tractors and trailers with locking devices, such as air brake locks, king pin locks, trailer locks, padlocks, barrier boxes, etc.
- Remove all keys from equipment.
- Make sure drivers and security managers know the license plat, VIN, and descriptive information for tractors, trailers, containers, and container chassis.
- Make sure the facility is well lit, has back-up generators, arm systems, and surveillance equipment.
- If you are a victim of theft, notify law enforcement immediately.
Cargo locks, such as those made by WAR-LOK, are sold in truck stops, Amazon, and through many online distribution channels. Do not endanger a shipment when a simple solution is affordable and readily available.
WAR-LOK is the leading manufacturer of transportation and supply chain security solutions. Based in Dallas, TX, WAR-LOK offers many types of locks with an infinite number of key options – key alike, key different, key to master key, key some to one key and others to another with a master, etc. More information can be found at the WAR-LOK website.