Cargo theft trends are showing a decline after the second quarter of 2017. In spite of the downward trend, 17.2 million dollars worth of freight was still stolen by trucking thieves. The numbers of trucks and trailers heisted in the United States and Canada declined last quarter, with thieves snagging 110 tractors and 109 trailers. Thefts of tractors were down 17% and thefts of trailers declined 29% compared with year-ago levels. More intermodal chassis and containers were stolen, 25 in the second quarter this year compared with 21 in the same period in 2016.
One of the main reasons for the decline is that technology is helping. GPS tracking systems in containers and door sensors on containers that send alerts is deterring cargo theft.
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