Nation wide the theft of cargo has become a $10 billion dollar a year problem. Because cargo theft has become so common, carriers and warehouses have found it necessary to increase their deductibles up to as much as $100 thousand dollars. If that did not happen, many of them simply would not be able afford the insurance to stay in business. Many of the thefts occur at the point of origin warehouse, truck stops, and distribution centers. Some involve an inside employee who is willing to give his friends or relatives the necessary information and often even the paperwork for the cargo. Even brokers can sometimes be involved in the theft.
Target cargo is usually high end products including televisions, computers, cigarettes, tires, clothing, pharmaceuticals, and even foodstuffs. Unfortunately, Florida is one of the top five states where this crime occurs. In some cases, the crooks will hire an independent driver to move the cargo and he doesn’t even know he’s moving stolen property. There are any number of ways the bad guys can accomplish the theft and it takes some degree of background and experience in cargo theft investigations to solve the case. Experience working with local, state, and federal agencies is a must.
At Principled Investigation, we have that experience so necessary to work these cargo theft investigations. If we can be of service, please contact us. We are more than pleased to meet with you to discuss any related issue. We have found that many cargo theft victims don’t realize they need our services until it’s too late. The consultation is free and could well save you a lot of money, lost business, and professional embarrassment.