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Exclusive webinar to discuss security for van operators
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, van operators have demonstrated the vital role they play in the UK economy, ensuring essential services and utilities are kept running and the increased demands for online deliveries to our homes are met.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, van operators have demonstrated the vital role they play in the UK economy, ensuring essential services and utilities are kept running and the increased demands for online deliveries to our homes are met. However, with more than four million of these essential vehicles registered on the UK’s roads, they are often targeted by criminals with costly and damaging implications for business operators.
A survey conducted by Logistics UK as part of its 2020 Van Security Report showed that in the first six months of 2020, there were 11,729 recorded incidents of contents theft from vans/light commercial vehicles. And, in August 2020, Freedom of Information requests from British Police Forces showed that almost 10,000 vans were stolen across the UK in the previous 12 months.
These thefts costs businesses £4,250 on average over a 12-month period, with loss of equipment or vehicles reducing operational efficiency. The time taken to file police reports and insurance claims, in addition to sourcing replacement equipment or vehicles, also affects productivity. And, as a result, 80% of those surveyed by Logistics UK noted that they would pay for additional factory fitted security measures to reduce the chances of thefts occurring.
Logistics UK recognises the issues van operators are facing and is committed to working with manufacturers, government departments and crime reduction agencies to ensure the safety of van operators, their equipment and their vehicles. And, as part of the business organisation’s commitment to tackle these costly crimes, van security is set to be discussed in more detail at the second of seven free-to-attend Van Gold Partner Webinars, at 10am on 16 March. Laura Moran, Managing Director at TVL, webinar sponsor and the UK’s premier supplier of vehicle security products, comments:
“We are delighted Logistics UK is raising so much awareness within industry and government; vehicle theft and break-ins are a costly inconvenience for fleets and must be addressed. Methods of theft are evolving constantly, and we specialise in designing, building and installing innovative security products to deter and combat these changing modes of attack. With such significant consequences for businesses, it is vital they do all they can to protect their fleets.”
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Published On: 18/02/2021 17:00:57
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