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National Insurance Crime Bureau

Cargo theft forecasted to spike on Labor Day weekend

Cargo thieves are poised to strike at unattended shipments and closed warehouses this weekend as many logistics employees take vacation days for the Labor Day holiday, a trend that will be exacerbated in 2020 by the trend of many people working from their home offices during the pandemic, a new report says.

The most common day for cargo theft is the Friday before Labor Day, according to an analysis of historical trends over that period from 2014 to 2019 performed by CargoNet, a New Jersey-based cargo theft solution provider.

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