Stop Theft of Shipped Packages That Steals Consumers’ Money and Time

Target: Pete Buttigieg, U.S. Secretary of Transportation

Goal: Address rise of supply chain theft that deprives consumers of millions of dollars in bought goods.

The supply chain crunch continues to wreak havoc on consumers. An on-the-rise problem may make matters even more difficult: supply chain theft. Upwards of 70 million dollars in goods were stolen from rail yards, ports, and even off the backs of trucks in each of the past two years.

As shipping routes remain clogged and lagging, supplies sit idle for longer, leading to even more theft opportunities for everything from electronic parts to refrigerated foods. In California alone, nearly five million dollars of goods went missing in the most recent quarter. A comprehensive and nationwide plan of action must be implemented to mitigate this escalating crisis and its effects on consumers across the nation.

Sign the petition below to urge a more proactive approach to a critical facet of consumer protection.


Dear Secretary Buttigieg,

Supply chain theft is skyrocketing according to recent reports, compounding the very real problems already present in this important component of consumerism. Such thievery costs American consumers tens of millions of dollars in goods per year. Circumstances have made these thieves even more emboldened and brazen, as they can often easily steal goods from ports, rail yards, and even shipping trucks.

Experts have identified key factors in preventing supply chain theft: communication, logical policies, enforcement of those policies, and technology. Coordination is crucial in ensuring the intricate network of supply chains across the country remain safeguarded. Please bring together the best minds for a national plan to combat these destructive disruptions.

Consumers should have trust and assurance that their contributions to the American economy will not leave them empty-handed.


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