Vandals disabled all of the City of Mount Vernon, N.Y., snowplows and salt, garbage, and sewer trucks by stuffing latex gloves in the vehicles’ gas tanks.
Component Theft and Vandalism: A Growing Expense for Truck Fleet Managers
Protecting vehicle assets from vandalism and theft is a growing problem for many fleets.Industrywide, these thefts run the gamut from catalytic converters, tailgates, and spare tires, all the way to the vehicle itself. As fuel prices increase, fuel theft becomes more common, especially fuel siphoning. Trucks parked overnight are found the next day with holes in the fuel tanks to steal the drained fuel. Here's what companies need to do to secure unattended vehicles.