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    Default United States: $487Million Stolen From Trucks 2009

    Tractor-Trailer Thefts Jump -

    Heists Targeting Truckers On Rise
    Robberies Are "Wreaking Havoc" on U.S. Highways, Endangering Consumers


    Thieves are swiping tractor-trailers filled with goods, triggering a spike in cargo theft on the nation's highways.

    Over five days last month, an 18-wheeler carrying 710 cartons of consumer electronics was stolen from a Pennsylvania rest stop, a 53-foot-long rig packed with 43,000 pounds of paper was ripped off in Ottawa, Ill., and a 40-foot-long truck filled with reclining armchairs went missing in Atlanta.

    Truckloads containing $487 million of goods were stolen in the U.S. in 2009, a 67% increase over the $290 million worth of products swiped a year earlier. Thieves stole 859 truckloads in 2009, up from 767 loads in 2008 and 672 in 2007, according to FreightWatch International, an Austin, Texas-based supply-chain security firm that maintains a database of thefts that several government agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, look to for trends.

    Click the link to read the full story, pretty good.

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    Default Re: United States: $487Million Stolen From Trucks 2009

    well if the LEO's were not so busy trying to generate revenue and spent more time "protecting and serving" then we would not have this spike in theft.
    Rod Blagojevich: I'm Lawful, 'Feel Free' To Tape Me

    chad dornsife for president in 2012!!!



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