In the third quarter of 2014 the average loss of cargo theft jumped a full 100%, although the actual number of thefts lowered by 20%. Cargo thieves are becoming smarter at choosing high value freight.

Most Stolen Loads

1. Food/Drink Loads-          35 thefts/ 18%

2. Electronics Loads-          33 thefts/ 17%

3. Home Garden Loads-     28 thefts/15%

4. Build Industrial Loads-    27 thefts/ 14%

Top Four States

They account for over 60% of all thefts

1. California-                       44 thefts/ 21.4%

2/3. Florida & Texas-         33 thefts/ 17%

4. New Jersey-                  20 thefts/ 10%

Top monetary loss per load

1. Pharmaceutical (Meds) $2 million per load

2. Electronics-                   $1.079 million per load

3. Pharma. (Supplies)-      $453,625 per load

4. Alcohol/Tobacco-         $421,407 per load

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