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Cargo theft up as thieves take advantage of increased traffic, idled shipments

Close-up of sealed metal shipping container, hanging open lock after burglary

Record container backlogs at U.S. ports and overstressed supply chains are creating conditions ripe for cargo theft, according to experts.

“The backlog across all logistics infrastructure is causing containers and shipments to sit idle, not just in the ports but outside the ports, increasing opportunities for them to be targeted by criminals,” Ron Greene, vice president of...

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Commercial truck driver shortage increased by pandemic significantly changing the driver’s attitude to the trucking industry

The persisting supply chain problems continue to plague the economy, from manufacturing to warehousing to distribution, and have placed a spotlight on the health of a long overlooked, and sometimes derided industry, trucking. It’s a significant piece of the supply chain puzzle.

According to the American Trucking Association, the shortfall has increased from 61,500 drivers before the pandemic to at least 80,000 today. The trucking industry, though...

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Landstar Announces 174 New Million Mile Safe Driver and Roadstar® Honorees

Landstar System Inc.

Landstar System, Inc., a worldwide, asset-light provider of integrated transportation management solutions delivering safe, specialized transportation services, is pleased to announce its Class of 2020 Million Mile Safe Driver and Roadstar® honorees.

The Class of 2020 Roadstar® recipients:

John Ard, Kenneth Boggess, Willie Branch, Jewell Daft, Mark Davis, Ed Godfrey, Merrill Jones, Benjamin Kohler, Jay Nelson, Richard Poole, Barry Stoner, Audrey...

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