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Cargo Losses Escalate as Thieves Target Cars, Electronics

Denise GillinBusiness Insurance, News, Risk Management

By Claire Wilkinson for Business Insurance

Cargo theft costs are rising in the U.S. as higher-value goods such as vehicles and electronics are targeted, and as inflation pushes up the cost of goods.

Companies can take steps to reduce the risk of theft, including installing tracking technology and hard-locking devices, using teams of drivers, and avoiding theft hotspots, experts say.

The Memorial Day weekend typically sees an uptick in cargo theft, with an average from 2017 to 2021 of 29 events per year over the holiday weekend.

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