Cargo Theft

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Mik D.'s Comment
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Saw this story....im on my 34 break so I'm able to annoy all of u with my posts:)

https://www.foxnews.com/us/fbi-searching-for-trailer-holding-65k-worth-of-energy-drinks

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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Did my first delivery to Detroit a few days ago and on the delivery instructions on the Qualcomm it said do not remove padlock until you are backing into the doors. It said they have a lot of theft on their own lot... when I got there I understood. Looked like I was in a war zone... first time I've ever locked my truck on the consignee property when I went to the receiving office.

Consignee:

The customer the freight is being delivered to. Also referred to as "the receiver". The shipper is the customer that is shipping the goods, the consignee is the customer receiving the goods.

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.
PackRat's Comment
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Unfortunately, this happens in a bunch of areas. Many do not have the reputation of Detroit, Chicago, LA or Houston.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

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