Thieves truck modus operandi.

Thieves truck modus operandi.

17 of January of 2015

Loading a truck can be very attractive for organized or thieves looking for occasional vulnerability of transport and transport, which are not always familiar with the places of their routes and security conditions they may encounter theft.


But the vulnerability of driver and cargo in and out of rest areas and service can be replaced by an insight that can be armed with the knowledge of the modus operandi of the crime. Let's see how thefts are often organized and, more importantly, how to avoid them.

-Robos In service areas. Taking advantage of the time off or momentary ditched the truck, forcing criminals load locks and access it. Burglars are recognized because usually arrive in two cars, one of them makes shuttle, the other takes the stolen goods. Theft is fast and leaves no traces.

Prevention? Watch for cars traveling in three or four people, especially men. Attentive passengers two vehicles, they observe, that separate park and one of which is placed in the output path area. These cars do not carry weight plates are empty and can reveal a source other than the country in which we live. When in doubt, do not move away from the vehicle. Seek the company of other drivers or parking in a hangout where possible.

-The Fake checkpoint. A police checkpoint located in an uncrowded highway exit How to warn that it is false? The experience of drivers can trace some details that do not fit the scene movement, uniforms, attitudes, assumptions nervousness among police, control situation ...

-The Climbs. Cargo trucks covered with tarpaulins are exposed to one of the most spectacular theft actions that a professional driver can be found on their travels. A suspicious vehicle sticks to the back of the truck, he jumps a thief who is throwing small goods (boxes) to your vehicle. To avoid this we must stop the vehicle behind us can do the maneuver.

-The Fake trucker. A companion course called the station for help. The consequent detour off the path leading to the truck and its cargo directly to where they want desvalijarlo thieves How to avoid it? I want more confirmatory data to ensure that the call is genuine. Although we can always request assistance for the same communication channel.

-The False Hat (2). A more elaborate ruse is false trucker, with documentation supposedly rule (forged), occurs at some point to pick up cargo and truck. How to avoid it? Not losing it of view, even under force majeure (apparent), how you can not also be part of the same plan of theft.

Hazardous-material aboard. You have to imagine it. A quick overtaking and from the passing vehicle, someone throwing an object into the cabin, apparently also, explosive, or gases. In suspicious areas, enclosed cabin and air conditioning. At least to avoid giving facilities.

-The Trojan horse. One of the more elaborate tricks. It is introduced into the cargo thieves, invoice them as cargo in a container, for example. At one point on the route, they go out and do their 'work'. Put an ear to the load can do much to react before the 'horse' even started walking. A variant of this type of theft is the false charge transport company, the same, 'a gift' inside.

These are some of the most common tricks of thieves charges. That said, insight, camaraderie, common sense and good communication are part of strategies to improve cargo security, and above all, the driver whose mission is, or should be only the driver in the most comfortable way and efficient.

Transambiental team.

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