Originally Posted by stcawthern
Only problem with that is that it would draw more attention to the trailer pretty much saying it's valuable cargo. Whenever I see a tractor trailer, I doubt there's almost $20 million worth of cargo in it.
Either someone knew what was in the truck, or they got extremely lucky with what they ended up getting. Being Gary, wouldn't surprise me if it was blind luck.
As someone said before too, I'm a broker currently and valuable and non-valuable goods all move the same in the freight business. The difference is whether or not the shipper, consignee or third party is purchasing insurance (or more insurance) for certain loads really... Other than that, the driver is just showing up and moving whatever.
newegg moves their prebuilt PCs (like ibuypower and such) by freight, just as grocery stores move cocoa powder (for example).
Putting security or whatever in the mix just raises prices of something that companies don't want to pay for in the first place, and it draws unnecessary attention to the freight.
At least that's how I'm looking at this. It was probably just an unfortunate mishap, where someone working at one of the companies probably let his buddy ol pal know when what was leaving.
Driver will be fine. But that poor old third party broker (if they weren't going direct) probably just lost a huge customer