NTI issues cab security alert for this month


November noted as bad time for truck-related crime

NTI issues cab security alert for this month
Security precautions have been called for

 

Leading truck insurer NTI is urging operators to be extra mindful of vehicle and trailer security.

NTI’s data shows that November commonly sees an increase in reports of malicious damage and theft from inside the vehicle, the company says.

"It’s unfortunate, but there are people out there looking to take advantage of hard-working Australians," NTI CEO Tony Clark says.

"We urge all operators to be considerate of where they leave their vehicle unattended and of vehicle security in general."

NTI recommends taking the following security precautions:

  • park in well-lit areas
  • try to plan your rest stops at designated, populated sites
  • lock doors and fully close windows whenever the vehicle is left unattended, eg. refuelling or bathroom stop
  • store valuables and electronic devices away from being seen through windows
  • check the security of your load during every rest period to ensure nothing has been tampered with.

The warning comes just a month after the dangerous events in Singleton, where a stolen truck was used to damage buildings and cars and injure members of the public.

 

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