• Inland Distribution
  • September 30 - October 2, 2024 | The Westin Chicago River North

Keith Lewis

CargoNet/A Verisk Company

Vice President-Operations

While in high school, Keith worked at this father’s trucking company, driving a tractor-trailer, and learning the transportation business.

After high school, Keith continued working for his father while going to college and completing his degree in Criminal Justice.

After Keith’s father sold his company, Keith worked for three large global logistics companies. Keith’s last position was as a General Manager, running a JIT automotive operation in Graz Austria.

In 2000, Keith left the logistics industry to pursue a career in law enforcement where he worked as a Task Force Agent for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Major Theft Unit, assisting them in undercover and sting operations.

Now, Keith is the VP of Operations for CargoNet. Keith is responsible for managing CargoNet’s operational efforts which include the supervision of the CargoNet operations staff, investigative support, and system training for its members.

Keith is still active in law enforcement, serving the citizens of Western Arizona. 

Sessions With Keith Lewis

Monday, 30 September

  • 09:15am - 10:00am (CST) / 30/sep/2024 02:15 pm - 30/sep/2024 03:00 pm

    Inland Academy: Fighting Fraud and Cargo Theft

    An unprecedented cargo crime spree is costing US companies hundreds of millions, if not billions, of dollars, as thieves and criminal gangs become increasingly skilled at fraud as well as physical theft. Identity theft and fraudulent pickups have become commonplace, as well as traditional smash-and-grab trailer break-ins at truck stops and warehouses. This session will discuss:

    • Various ways shippers, brokers and carriers can proactively protect themselves.

    • Strategic planning and supply-chain design that deters crime.

    • Protecting information as well as goods from thieves.

    • Tactical, on-the-ground means of deterring theft and detecting fraud. 

Wednesday, 2 October

  • 09:10am - 09:45am (CST) / 02/oct/2024 02:10 pm - 02/oct/2024 02:45 pm

    Cargo Crime I: Fighting Fraudulent Pickups

    Identity theft and freight theft are more closely linked than ever, as thieves steal motor carrier identities to book freight with brokers or shippers, and then steal the freight. Reports of fraudulent or fictitious pickups have soared. CargoNet, a Verisk company, says fictitious pickups led to more than $61 million in losses in 2023, and the number of reported incidents increased by more than 300% from 2022. This session is one of three at this year’s Inland conference dedicated to cargo crime. We will delve deep into the growth in fraudulent pickups in trucking, examining how and why this crime has surged in recent years. We’ll offer practical advice on how shippers, brokers and carriers can combat this fraud and protect their supply chains as we head toward 2025.