How to Prevent Cargo Theft

Cargo theft is a rare occurrence but it can happen, which is why it’s important to be vigilant and stay alert when you’re on the road and at a rest stop. In a three month period last year between June and August, 202 cargo thefts were recorded, the average value of which was $166,454. Thieves target everything from electronics to metal to food and drink loads. With this in mind, here are some tips to prevent cargo theft.

On the Road

Thieves can pick up on CB chatter, so avoid advertising the contents of your load, both on CB and on social media. Remain aware of your surroundings in order to take note of any cars that might be following you. If you do think you’re being followed, slow down and change lanes. If the vehicle passes, get its plate numbers. If it doesn’t get off at an exit and see if the vehicle continues to follow. If it does, and you feel like you are being followed, contact the fleet for help.

At the Rest Stop

Park in such a way that it would be difficult or even impossible to open the trailer doors. Backing up to buildings, fences, or other trailers is an easy way to do this. Park in well-lit, well-traveled areas that are under security camera surveillance. Use a solid padlock on the trailer doors, and if you can afford it invest in additional security measures like door reinforcement and locking pins.


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Evan Transportation was founded in 1992 by Jerry Wolfarth, who at the time had over 25 years of experience in the trucking and transportation industry. The initial operation consisted of a few trucks and drivers who were dedicated and professional. The goal of the company was to provide excellent, dependable service.

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