Trucking InsuranceThieves don't always need an elaborate plan to steal the cargo off a truck. Instead, they can steal cargo while a driver is using the restroom or running into a convenience store to grab a snack. If the truck is idling and the keys are in plain sight, it can be easy for a thief to steal either the cargo, or the entire truck.

Simple neglect can cause your cargo to get stolen in a matter of a few minutes. Luckily, there are many ways to avoid losing cargo right out from under your nose. Here are some ways your truck driver can decrease the risk of cargo theft.

Pay Attention

One of the easiest ways for a thief to steal cargo is to strike when the driver isn't paying attention. It is important for drivers to always be aware of their surroundings. If the area looks suspicious or there is a person lurking around the truck, drivers will want to take precautions. Rarely does a cargo theft involve violence and guns, but it could happen. If your driver must leave a truck unattended, then they must follow your company-wide policy for locking their vehicles. This will make it much harder for thieves to steal any cargo.

Secure Trailers

There are many opportunities for thieves to sell your cargo on the market. With the costs of items increasing across the board, thieves take advantage of every opportunity given to them. Developing a security protocol for your trailers helps eliminate the allure for thieves. Padlocked trailers are a deterrent because it takes more effort to break into them.

Take Advantage of Technology

Technology has become increasingly popular in the trucking industry. Trucks have a lot more security options than they once did. Applying these additional security features to the truck and cargo can make a substantial difference in decreasing the risk of cargo theft. Additionally, you must train employees on how to properly secure the truck and cargo using this type of technology. From remote security systems to armored trucks, security can range in complexity. By using additional security features to your fleet, you are likely to lower your trucking insurance premiums, as well making this a win-win for your company.

Ensure your fleet and cargo are protected. Call Integrity Network Insurance Group at (512) 989-6006 for more information on Texas trucking insurance.
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