Incident: FTL High Value Electronics Recovery
Location: Delano, CA
Incident: Full Truckload High Value Electronics Recovery
Last week, Overhaul enacted a full recovery on a load of consumer electronics in Delano, California.
The shipment was returning to it’s origin in the Inland Empire of Southern California due to a missed delivery appointment when the tractor suffered mechanical problems requiring it to be towed to a service shop. While unattended at the repair shop, the trailer was stolen.
The Overhaul LE Connect team engaged the California Highway Patrol Cargo Theft Interdiction Program (CHP-CTIP) and coordinated with local Delano Police Department officers, utilizing the Risk Monitoring platform to allow law enforcement on the ground to have access to real time location data, sensor information, as well as documentation and images from origin.
The trailer was located nearby in a rural area, backed up to another trailer and several suspects were preparing to transload the cargo into the new trailer. When officers arrived, the suspects fled. Responding officers gave chase, but unfortunately no suspects were apprehended.
The load was recovered and appears to be intact (pending final inventory) and returned to origin. It is important to note that the suspects are still at large and will continue pursuing their targeted products.
Overhaul advises shippers of targeted products to remain vigilant for signs of surveillance at their origin facilities. Additionally, drivers should be alert for any indications of surveillance, and follow recommended protocols if they believe they are being followed.
Drivers should also maintain communication with dispatch and/or a remote monitoring center when traveling through or stopping in a high-risk area.
Contextual intelligence, remote compliance monitoring, real time visibility, and an immediate escalation with a path to effective law enforcement engagement are critical to recognizing and recovering stolen cargo.