ShockLog Cellular Real-Time Shock Recorder
Shock Recorders Tell You Something’s Not Right — So You Can Act Fast
Cargo theft spiked nearly 50 percent in the U.S. and Canada during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, compared to the same period in 2019, according to CargoNet figures in Loss Prevention Magazine. By mid-March, cargo theft spiked to 150% of normal. By late April, it was still up 140%. Some of the thefts occurred while trucks were idle, while others involved fictitious pickups for goods ranging from copper scrap, to whiskey and nitrile gloves.
A comprehensive loss prevention and risk management program that incorporates real-time cellular monitoring and an impact data logger may help minimize this risk and others.
Many thieves are less likely to steal cargo they know is being monitored. Opportunistic thieves will go on to easier targets because they typically don’t know whether the monitor includes GPS tracking. Handlers react with more care when they see cargo monitoring, too.
For you, changes in handling can signal that something is wrong, so you know to contact your carrier. For example, you know your cargo was loaded onto a truck at the Port of Los Angeles and should remain there until it reaches Dallas. An unexpected impact mid-transit means there has been an accident, cargo shifted, or your freight was hijacked none-too-gently. With real-time notification, you can notify the carriers, who can notify authorities.