Trucking Insurance & Best Practices: Preventing Cargo Theft By Atlantic/Smith, Cropper & Deeley 8/16/2012 Unfortunately, cargo theft presents a considerable problem in the shipping industry. This is largely because from the completion of manufacturing until their purchase by the consumer, goods are most vulnerable to theft during transit. To prevent cargo theft, relies on its drivers to act responsibly and follow proper safety precautions while on the road with a shipment. By following a few simple work practices you can help ensure that your load will be delivered safely to its final destination. Routes Choose your routes carefully. If you transport the same type of goods to the same locations frequently, make sure to switch up the routes you take. Using the same route and stopping in the same locations can make you an easier target for thieves. Awareness Your presence around a load may be enough to deter some thieves, as most are looking for a quick and easy target. The less time you leave your truck unattended, the better. If you are driving with a partner, one of you should always stay with the truck during stops. For more on trucking best practices: preventing cargo theft, click here and return to the blog soon!