Greed in Our Time – The Powerful Are Getting Away With Too Much

“Greed is Good!”–from the movie Wall Street (1987)

More than 2,000 years ago the wise and famous scholar Hillel wrote “If I am not for myself who will be for me. If I am only for myself, what am I?”

Recently there have been people and corporations in the news who have been only for themselves with no regard for the damage their greed has done to others. This list includes schemers like Bernie Madoff, many bankers, unscrupulous insurance companies, dictators, and politicians whose only goal is to accumulate vast amounts of money. For these groups of people it is no longer about being more secure or supporting their families. It’s about unlimited accumulation.

How to Keep Trailers Safe This Holiday Season

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.