By John Tabor,
Lost Prevention Expert and Principal, AllStates Supply Chain
April 15 marked an important date in the secure movement of freight around the U.S. Southeast, yet few if anyone in the industry knows what changed on this historic date. On that day, Gov. Nathan Deal of Georgia signed the Georgia Cargo Theft Act into law, which took effect July 1. The law specifies punishments based on the value of stolen freight. It also includes penalties for tampering with the trucks used to move that freight. What’s the big deal you may ask, realizing not everyone’s freight moves through Georgia?