Memorial Day weekend may be the lightest traffic in the history of US Trucking, however, it can be an ideal opportunity for cargo thefts. Sendiguard, cargo tracking company, warns everyone who is in trucking industry be cautious, as these long holidays are forecasted to be full of thefts. Memorial day weekend starts from May 22th and continues till May 25th.
“Last year, 43 million Americans traveled for Memorial Day Weekend – the second-highest travel volume on record since AAA began tracking holiday travel volumes in 2000,” said Paula Twidale, senior vice president, AAA Travel. “With social distancing guidelines still in practice, this holiday weekend’s travel volume is likely to set a record low.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to recommend that Americans stay home and avoid nonessential travel. Americans should heed all official warnings and refer to the latest updates from the CDC and U.S. Department of State to help decrease the spread of COVID-19, according to AAA.
SensiGuard says it has recorded theft rates up to 71% higher and average values up to 292% higher during past Memorial Day weekends than on non-holiday weekends. Since 2014, Memorial Day weekends have seen an average theft value of $324,403 totaling more than $12 million.
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