Published by todaystrucking.com, November 14, 2019 –
In 2018, there were more cargo thefts in Canada than in the entire U.S., with Peel Region being the second busiest jurisdiction for thieves behind only California. But it’s a startling statistic, especially when you consider California has a population of 40 million people, while Peel Region is home to just 1.4 million. Todd Moore, vice-president of cargo theft and specialty risk with ISB Global Services, addressed the issue at a Biz and Breakfast hosted by ISB on Nov. 13.
He pointed out cargo theft in the U.S. has declined in recent years, from 754 thefts in 2015 to 591 last year, while the opposite is true in Canada. There were 213 cargo thefts in 2015 in Canada, climbing to 621 in 2018, with a total value of more than $60 million. Moore said Canada should follow the U.S. lead in making cargo crime prevention a priority.