Travelers Special Investigations Group (SIG)
Cargo theft is a $30 billion a year business, making it one of the greatest risks the transportation industry faces.1 Thieves are getting smarter, more aggressive and more selective, which makes it more important than ever to implement theft prevention plans to help keep cargo moving forward.
Travelers Special Investigations Group (SIG) is one of the largest and most comprehensive investigative units in the industry. SIG investigates theft and educates customers about procedures they might consider adopting to harden operations against criminal activity. Since 2009, SIG has recovered over $37 million in stolen items.
Our skillfully trained investigators are available 24 hours a day/365 days a year to offer the solutions and responsiveness needed to address cargo and other specialty losses.
Our SIG team performs recovery investigations and theft prevention consultations for warehousing, transit and storage. Our team members are located across the country, building relationships with law enforcement in the communities where they live and work.
SIG works with a variety of industries including:
- Truck, air, rail and ocean cargo for all facets of the logistics and transportation industry
- Construction industry, including contractors’ equipment, dealers’ equipment, and construction materials
- Cultural and historic collections, galleries and museums
- Renewable energy
- Manufacturing, wholesale and retail
Contact your independent agent or D.Z. Patterson to learn more about the Special Investigations Group and the network of services that Inland Marine offers.
Insights & Expertise
Cargo theft continues to create challenges for the transportation industry affecting every stage in the cargo chain. Knowing how to protect cargo along the way is key to successful deliveries.
Travelers' specially-designed 'sting trailers' help companies reduce their risk of cargo theft.
The FBI reports cargo theft to be a $30B a year business. Travelers works with law enforcement to recover millions of dollars in theft losses using Travelers surveillance equipped sting trailer.