Verisk Analytics, a data analytics provider, has formed an alliance between its CargoNet business and the Florida Trucking Association (FTA) to help members reduce cargo theft risk and lobby for stricter penalties and more public resources.
CargoNet will assist the FTA to collect, aggregate, and analyze cargo theft data in an effort to aid law enforcement with recoveries and better identify trends.
The organizations hope to use the information to communicate to legislators the need for more resources, such as more law enforcement officers in the state of Florida dedicated to cargo theft. Additionally, the companies said the collection efforts will assist in their commitments to lobby for stricter cargo theft penalties.
CargoNet is centered on a national database and information-sharing system managed by crime analysts and subject matter experts and provides recovery support, deterrence measures, and coordinated, real-time communications between theft victims and law enforcement agents.
“The state of Florida has been a hot spot for cargo theft for some time now,” said FTA President and CEO Ken Armstrong. “Our members have given us a call to action, and we aim to rise to the occasion. Aligning with CargoNet allows us to do just that. Its program has shown to be effective, and we have no doubt that together we can help our members mitigate their risk of becoming a victim and, in fact, recover if their trucks and cargo are stolen.”
“Our strategic alliance with the Florida Trucking Association is a great step forward in exploiting the vulnerabilities of cargo thieves in the state of Florida-through information sharing and cargo theft trend analytics,” added Anthony Canale, general manager, CargoNet.
Special member pricing will be available to FTA members that wish to use CargoNet to reduce the economic impact of cargo crime and use CargoNet’s recovery, deterrence, and analytical services as part of the value they offer to their clients.
Headquartered in Tallahassee, the Florida Trucking Association represents Florida’s trucking industry and its allied services, addresses public policy issues related to the industry, and forges vital relationships between truckers and various regulatory components at the state and federal level.