Reminder: Protect Your Fleet From Theft

Sep 30, 2011
Recently, construction businesses in Branford, Connecticut have seen a rash of break-ins to their fleet vehicles, with valuable equipment being stolen.

This serves as a reminder that vehicle security is an important part of fleet operations, and should not be taken lightly. Here are some tips for keeping your vehicles safe when they are unattended:

  • Always park in well-lit areas; if possible, park inside a secured garage.
  • If possible, remove any valuables or equipment from vehicles before leaving.
  • Make sure to lock all doors and roll up all windows.
  • Don’t leave keys in the vehicle, no matter how well-hidden you think they are!
  • Stow all electronic chargers, connectors and mounting brackets out of sight; they are a sure sign of valuable items inside the vehicle.
  • If you don’t have one already, have an alarm system installed in each vehicle.

Even if you don’t lose property in a vehicle break-in, the repair costs can be a drain on your bottom line. Keep your vehicles safe!

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