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Don’t Let Thieves Steal Your Holiday Joy or Your Cargo
Cargo thieves are opportunistic and on the lookout for unattended equipment loaded with freight. It can take less than five minutes for a cargo thief to steal a truck and trailer with a load, according to CargoNet, a cargo theft prevention and recovery network.
Remember BCOs, a load at rest is a load at risk. The CargoNet Command Center reports cargo thefts spike during the holiday season – and as Thanksgiving and Christmas approach, independent owner-operators need to take the proper precautions to keep freight secure.
BCOs who leave their truck or trailer unattended should always use their high security seals and locks. It’s also a good idea to verify a consignee’s receiving days, prior to committing to a load – idle cargo only increases the chance of being a cargo theft victim.
Remember, regardless of the holiday season, High Risk Cargo (HRC) cannot be taken home for any reason. Secure yards are available throughout the country, but come with a cost and fill up quickly around the holidays. For approval and assistance finding a
secure yard that is guarded, fenced, well-lit and has cameras, please contact Landstar’s security and cargo loss prevention department at 800-872-9103 or email cargolossprevention@Landstar.com.
Visit LandstarOnline.com for more information about the latest cargo theft trends and at-risk locations.
Landstar Among 2020 Top Companies for Women to Work For in Transportation
Landstar Transportation Logistics Inc.
is named one of the “Top Companies for Women to Work For in Transportation”
by the Women in Trucking Association (WIT).
WIT’s Redefining the Road magazine announced the recipients of the 2020 award via press release in October.
According to the magazine publisher, several key features distinguish companies recognized on the WIT list, including corporate cultures that foster gender diversity, competitive compensation and benefits, flexible hours and work requirements, professional development opportunities, and career advancement opportunities.
Read more about the 2020 Top Companies for Women to Work For in Transportation named by WIT at https://www.womenintrucking.org/press- releases/women-in-trucking-association-names-2020-top-companies-for-women-to- work-for.
Landstar® donates services to
move art sculpture for the
Jacksonville Cultural Council.
Landstar donated the transportation services to move this art sculpture from Seattle, Washington to Jacksonville, Florida for the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville.
After a safe and on-time delivery by Landstar Roadstar and Million Mile Safe Driver Ray Price, the public artwork, was lifted by crane and placed on top of a downtown parking garage. “Emergence,” created by Laura Haddad and Tom Drugan, will light up and
play music so it can be seen and
heard far and wide.
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