- Thefts at truck stops were the most common in second-quarter 2018, while thefts at secured yard locations were the next most common loss category.
- Holidays see an increase in cargo and trailer theft.
- The cargo in each theft reported was worth an average of $149,522, bringing the total estimated loss to $28.7 million for one quarter.
As the strains of holiday music increase, cargo and trailer theft does too. With annual losses attributed to cargo and trailer thefts estimated in the billions of dollars, MaTrack Fleet Tracking Management system announced its Trailer Safe & Theft Recovery this week to help individual truckers and transportation companies across the nation keep their cargo and trailers safe this holiday season. Through this campaign, MaTrack provides simple, cost effective methods to monitor and quickly recover detachable trailers.
According to the American Journal for Transportation, thefts at truck stops were the most common in second-quarter 2018, while thefts at secured yard locations were the next most common loss category with an increase in theft at parking lot locations, such as those of major retailers. The cargo in each theft reported was worth an average of $149,522, bringing the total estimated loss to $28.7 million for one quarter.
In response, MaTrack’s Trailer Safe & Theft Recovery initiative includes 24/7 monitoring and tracking including the waterproof magnetic, portable Asset Tracker that easily and discreetly attaches to any metal surface to track any type of trailer or equipment. Its 3 year battery life provides for continued reliability as trailers are at rest for the night or even a quick stop. With location alerts and aggressive tracking mode in case of theft, drivers can quickly track and locate their trailers from any phone, tablet or computer, 24 hours a day.