Cargo thieves have been breaking seals on trailers, opening the trailer doors to check contents, deciding whether the goods are valuable and targeting items “easily fenced,” FreightWatch says. Sometimes they leave cargo untouched.
Items stolen range from poultry to firearms, FreightWatch says. Law enforcement officers arrested one suspect, but the investigation continues.
If stops must be taken along the affected routes, FreightWatch says drivers should be “be extra vigilant and immediately report any suspicious observations to the police and their dispatch.”
Drivers should back trailers against solid structures to try to impede thieves from opening trailer doors.