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Greg M.'s Comment
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Saw something this week that I have never noticed before and saw it 3 times in one day.

On the doors of 3 different companies I saw signs all basically saying the same thing"

"This trailer is private property, owned by XYZ Company, and is tracked by GPS and other electroic means. Do not hook to this trailer unless you are a driver for XYZ corporation. Any other use will be considered theft and criminally prosecuted."

Not sure if a sign will deter anyone but I have often wondered how many lost trailers have actually been taken intentionally taken and used without permission.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Saw something this week that I have never noticed before and saw it 3 times in one day.

On the doors of 3 different companies I saw signs all basically saying the same thing"

"This trailer is private property, owned by XYZ Company, and is tracked by GPS and other electronic means. Do not hook to this trailer unless you are a driver for XYZ corporation. Any other use will be considered theft and criminally prosecuted."

Not sure if a sign will deter anyone but I have often wondered how many lost trailers have actually been taken intentionally taken and used without permission.

BK was just mentioning that, yesterday or the day before... referring to SNI trailers, I believe. Was that here in Ohio???

Heck, our neighbors are putting GPS trackers on their pets' collars around here lately, too..and I'm not just talking heads of cattle, haha!!

Care to share the companies??? Just curious, per usual..LoL!

~ Anne ~

Harvey C.'s Comment
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I have no idea in other sectors but full trailers loaded with almonds and walnuts has been a frequent problem in California. Prices are lower now since there has been a disruption in getting product exported but we've seen prices as high as $4 a pound or so for almonds so that has been a popular commodity to steal. They are relatively easy to repackage and sell.

For a criminal intent on a major theft it would seem like they would learn how to disable GPS trackers but I have no such knowledge about that.

BK's Comment
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I heard or read something about Amazon trailers being stolen. There is supposed to be some scam out there to steal trailers.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Hell, BK, 1 of my last loads was to an amazon drop. Trucks and trailers, including mine had to park on the street, right next to their terminals fence. As I turned down this street to find a spot to park until my delivery in the morning, was an Amazon trailer, dropped, no tractor....

Well, the driver musta thought it was safe to drop it right outside on the street. Well, someone broke into it, left the right rear door wide open, and you could see they had evidently stolen a BUNCH of packages within the first 10+ feet of this fully loaded trailer

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Since covid theft of trucks and trailers is on the rise. A new trailer that used to cost $30k is now going for $100k. The parts are are on back order and cost a great deal.

Prime has had multiple trailers stolen and issued rewards for them. They also stated more cargo theft so pay closer attention to your locks.

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