PrePass-CargoNet Alliance Aims to Hinder Cargo Theft

PrePass-CargoNet Alliance Aims to Hinder Cargo Theft

HELP Inc. is strengthening its support of cargo theft recovery efforts by delivering CargoNet theft alerts through the PrePass system to roadside enforcement officers at nearly 300 truck inspection facilities in more than 30 states.

CargoNet alert information will be provided to site officers through the PrePass site system-messaging feature.

“Providing roadside officers with cargo theft alerts adds yet another checkpoint to the network already in place to catch cargo thieves,” said Karen Rasmussen, president and CEO of HELP Inc., the service provider of PrePass and other safety services, in a written statement. “Cargo theft statistics show that the chance for recovery drops sharply once criminals remove cargo from the truck, so alerts through the PrePass truck-screening system will enhance recovery efforts and reduce the carrier costs associated with cargo thefts.”

“Finding stolen cargo requires a multi-layered approach, and the PrePass program adds an important new tactic to this effort,” added Anthony Canale, general manager of CargoNet, the cargo theft database of Verisk Crime Analytics.