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Christopher McLoughlin — Risk Manager, C.H. Robinson

Chris is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing strategic programs focused on risk prevention attributable to various cargo. Cargo of specific focus includes high value, hazardous materials/dangerous goods, and other security-sensitive materials. Chris brings over 18 years of logistics industry experience. His career has included various sales and operational roles, with the last 10 years focused on cargo claims legal liability, marine and inland marine insurance, regulatory compliance, risk management consulting, and vendor relationship management. Chris also serves on the research advisory board for the American Trucking Research Institute (ATRI). He is a graduate of the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.

Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft?

Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft?.TheRoad

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With Black Friday on the horizon, consumer goods of all kinds are making their way from manufacturers to distribution centers and retail locations across the country. As shoppers count down the days until they can score deals on the hottest products, cargo thieves are counting on cashing in on opportunities to swipe unattended trailers and shipments.
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- Risk Manager, C.H. Robinson

The Road to Eliminating Cargo Theft

The Road to Eliminating Cargo Theft.The Road

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Editor’s note: We originally ran this post in the Spring. With cargo theft being a hot topic in the summer months, specifically around the holiday weekend, we wanted to share it with you again.

Cargo theft can happen anywhere, anytime, and it impacts carriers, shippers, manufacturers, and consumers. In addition to disrupting the nation’s supply chains, these thefts can drive up costs for businesses and consumers, including insurance premiums, transportation expenses, and retail prices.
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The Road to Eliminating Cargo Theft

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Cargo theft can happen anywhere, anytime, and it impacts carriers, shippers, manufacturers, and consumers. In addition to disrupting the nation’s supply chains, these thefts can drive up costs for businesses and consumers, including insurance premiums, transportation expenses, and retail prices.
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Latest ATRI Research: The 2015 Operational Cost of Trucking Report

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We all know the issues and challenges the trucking industry continues to face on a daily basis, from the driver shortage to changing government regulations. The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) continues to put a strong emphasis on the importance of benchmarking. As I mentioned in my previous blog post, the biggest challenge to benchmarking is access to accurate information.
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How Do Your Operational Costs Measure Up?

Trucking Operational CostsYou are likely aware that the last several years have been very challenging for the trucking industry. The combination of many factors, including economic uncertainty, driver availability, volatile weather, and regulatory changes, have all been financially impactful. Are you concerned with how these circumstances may have affected your operational costs? Would it be valuable to understand how your operational costs compare to your competition? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you understand the value of benchmarking.
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