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Cargo Theft Reporting Program to Launch in Western Canada

Posted: December 7, 2015

EDMONTON, AB – Western truckers along with law enforcement and insurance interests are stepping up their battle against cargo theft.

On Tuesday, the Alberta Motor Truck Association (AMTA), the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), which represents insurance companies, and provincial police are set to offer details on the expansion of the successful cargo theft reporting program to Western Canada.

This program will help raise awareness of and combat the growing problem of cargo theft, which includes stealing trucks and trailers containing merchandise.

Cargo theft in Western Canada and across the country has become a serious issue, according to the groups. Not only does it put the safety of Canadians in jeopardy, it can cost the Canadian economy billions of dollars a year. Also, it’s often linked to organized crime, which uses the proceeds to fund gun and drug smuggling.

The program appears to be similar to one kicked off earlier this year in the Atlantic Provinces involving the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Assocation (APTA), among others. 

Today’s Trucking will have more details on this newest effort following the formal announcement.

 

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