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We really need to be aware of the steep rise in cargo theft lately.  Just last year $487 million of goods were stolen, which was a 67% increase over 2008 ($290 million).  I heard just this morning that a truck, trailer, and a load of copper disappeared in the Dallas area (not a Mercer truck).

Thieves are targeting everything.  They are also staying close to plants that trucks are loading at, and following those trucks to see if they can get a chance to hijack the load.  So try to be cautious of those around you.

Drivers need to be very cautious as they leave their equipment unattended, no matter where the location is.  If you drop your trailer, be sure it is at a secure location.  An unattended trailer is the easiest target.

The most popular states for theft right now are California, Florida, Texas, Georgia, Illinois, and New Jersey.  Just about every state has reported an increase though.  So don’t assume that anywhere is safe.

Be safe everyone, and have a great day!

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