Cargo theft is up 11% in March through May from the same period in 2014, according to the theft prevention and recovery network CargoNet.
Overall, thefts from truck stops went from being the lowest category in 2014 to the category with the most thefts. Similarly, roadside thefts were low in 2014 but the second-highest category in 2015.
With the Independence Day holiday in the US just around the corner, CargoNet said it has noticed an increase in theft incidents reported to its command center during the time over the last three years.
While California, Florida, and Illinois had the biggest decreases, cargo theft increased in New Jersey and Texas and occurred in a wider distribution of states during the rolling quarter.
In Canada, CTA and the Insurance Bureau of Canada created an online cargo crime reporting program to help recover stolen goods and equipment. click here for more info.