Personal Vehicle Theft Problems

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by wo88upsman, Mar 27, 2016.

  1. wo88upsman

    wo88upsman Member

    Any other center feeder drivers have problems with personal vehicle being broke into during the night while small center is unattended? Twice now in 3 months. Nothing of value left in truck.
     
  2. BrownTexas

    BrownTexas Well-Known Member

    If nothing of value is in the truck... Why lock it. That's like having plastic Windows and locking you door. I rather them open the door then cut through the windows.
     
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  3. jaker

    jaker trolling

    Thieves are not smart , they still might break the glass first

    Best thing to do is leave the window down or a note saying door is unlock please use handle
     
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  4. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    that's why i used a :censored2:box to go to work in.
     
  5. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    Leave a note on the seat
    "Sorry pal, you r 2 late! I already beat you to the stuff in this one!"
     
  6. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    If I remember correctly, someone running for office had all 4 tires stolen off their truck, and truck put on blocks, during local election time. Kinda funny.
     
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  7. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    My building had security cameras watching the employee parking lot but only so UPS could catch people trying to steal from UPS. If employee cars were broken into UPS would just point to the sign that said park at your own risk. Of course that was the only place employees could park so they had no choice.
     
  8. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Well-Known Member

    A wut???
     
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  9. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Was trying to figure that one out too.
     
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  10. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    I'm guessing it rhymes with "hit" and begins with a "S"?
     
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  11. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Need one of these installed to deter crooks:

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  12. greengrenades

    greengrenades To be the man, you gotta beat the man.

    We actually had problems at our hub, and it's large. It was just lazy security, or employees sneaking people in to break in. We even had security guards letting family members in to break into cars. We actually had someone come onto the yard and steal a whole trailer. That is what happens when you hire ghetto ass security guards.
     
  13. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    I believe she means a S:poop: box.
     
  14. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    I know a guy that had his tail gate stolen...
     
  15. rod

    rod retired and happy




    That's how quick it can be done
     
  16. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    4 mil Security film can help protect your vehicle windows.
    Will at least make it more difficult for a person to break out a window.
     
  17. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Tacoma tailgates are very easy to detach and steal. There's a simple solution for it, a rubber pipe clamp. I installed one just to make sure mine doesn't go missing as you saw, it's a super quick detachment, the video even looks like a Tacoma tailgate.

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    Took this off the Tacoma forums, it's a simple fix. There are keyed hose clamps that would make it more difficult vs the flat head version, but you get the idea. You can also position the head to poke out between the bed and the gate. Might just be enough to keep your tailgate safe and for them to move to easier targets.
     
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  18. rod

    rod retired and happy


    In the video I posted I'm surprised the dirt-bag thief didn't try to steal that old pickups tailgate. Its probably worth more than that newer one. Then again you had to take off one or two bolts to get those old tail gates off.
     
  19. rod

    rod retired and happy



    Nice news report. Not only reports about the problem but also shows how to do it.
     
  20. rod

    rod retired and happy


    I've never though about tailgate theft but this solution is so easy I will put a hose clamp on mine tomorrow. I've got some weird ones that would require extra effort to get off.