FreightWatch recently released its Feb. 2010 to Jan. 2011 theft report.
Based on FreightWatch’s graphs, electronics ranked in at the number one spot for the most common type of product stolen, accounting for 21% of all thefts. Food/drinks came in at a close second with 20% of all thefts recorded throughout the past year. Tobacco landed in the last spot at only 1%.
Pharmaceuticals, a high value target, only accounted for 5% of stolen goods thanks to pharmaceutical companies switching to Road Scholar Transport’s high security transportation services. Whether it be LTL freight, truckload, or auto hauling, your cargo is safe from theft when in the care of Road Scholar.
Graphs also reported theft via state, the highest being California with over 200 cases and New Jersey ranking second at a little over 100.
The most common target location were trucks stops with over 120 reports throughout the year, followed by terminals which had slightly less than 100 reports. (None of Road Scholar’s terminals encountered theft due to 24/7 surveillance.) Driver theft was the least source.
As the site notes, although the number of thefts between Dec. 2010 and Jan. 2011 decreased, monetary loss skyrocketed from $351,616 in Dec. to $671,336 in Jan. (http://www.freightwatchintl.com/?q=webfm_send/37).