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New technology, if deployed by hauliers, could help cut theft. As cargo crime continues to rise, technology companies are developing systems that can capture data in real time. If that is then linked to historical data on theft, it could be used to help carriers be proactive in fighting crime, rather than reactive. Research shows that 90% of cargo thefts are linked to unattended trucks –  but with electronic sensors and seals, technology can be used as a deterrent.

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