Fed Ex Rumor

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by local804, Dec 21, 2007.

  1. local804

    local804 Well-Known Member

    I heard a trailer filled with packages (including alot of jewelry) was hijacked in NY last night. Anyone hear anything on this?
  2. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Read about it on a news wire. Seems the truck
    was headed for the airport from their 48th St location, but did not make it. Driver was " found " safe in Brooklyn. no mention of the cargo.
  3. rod

    rod retired and happy

    cargo was worth over a million bucks according to the news
  4. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

  5. looper804

    looper804 Is it time to go home yet

    News says they found the truck with nothing missing.Seems when the crooks opened the trailer they found 6 locked igloos and couldnt get the locks open.
  6. rushfan

    rushfan Well-Known Member

    I wonder if the terrorists who bought the ups uniforms did it.
  7. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    :dissapointed:was it a package car or a trailer .
  8. The Brown Santa

    The Brown Santa Ping Pong Ball


    BLACKBOX Life is a Highway...

    You gotta hand to those hijackers, hell with stealing a truck lets instead steal an 18 wheeler!
  10. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    Musta been funny seeing those guys trying to get in one of the air cans.
    The trailer as retractable rollers, so once the rollers go down those cans
    don't move hardly at all.(if at all) they can weight up to 5-6000lbs or more.
  11. old brown shoe

    old brown shoe 30 year driver

    Wonder if they checked the gas gage. They just wanted the fuel in the tanks it was worth more than the cargo.
  12. 1timepu

    1timepu Member

    It was a Air trailor heading to Newark Airport, they opened the back doors and couldnt get at the packages, everything was in igloo's.
  13. LKLND3380

    LKLND3380 Active Member

    While driving in another area yesterday... I found a package that a driver left the bulkhead door open and the rear door open... It was infront of a buisness but still...:sick:
  14. upsdude

    upsdude Well-Known Member

    Crime Bosses are now using a PAS/EDD type system. In a past a hijacker could get away with taking one small truck. “Crime-PAS” now requires the thief to take out a 40’ trailer.
  15. Channahon

    Channahon New Member

    NEW YORK - Gunmen hijacked a FedEx delivery truck loaded with Christmas presents early Friday on a Manhattan street, officials said.
    The driver, who was found later in Brooklyn, was not hurt, police and FedEx Corp. spokesman Steve Barber said.
    The truck — an 18-wheeler and one of the biggest FedEx vehicles — was found abandoned in Brooklyn about 5:30 a.m. Police said none of the property appeared to be missing.

    "We don't know whether anything is missing at this point. But this is a busy time of the year, and people are shipping Christmas presents," Munoz said.
    The truck was headed to a company facility in Newark after midnight when two men brandishing a gun confronted the driver at a traffic light, police said. The driver was forced out of the truck and into a car. He was found about four hours earlier in Brooklyn, police said.
    Sandra Munoz, a FedEx spokeswoman at the company's headquarters in Memphis, Tenn., said the company could not estimate the value of the cargo until police released the truck, which can hold as much as 80,000 pounds when full.

    Anyone wonder why the hijackaers would have put the driver in a car? Why would they risk being identified? I somehow feel the driver may have been involved in this, with him being found in Brooklyn as well as the truck. Maybe a contract carrier not familiar with huts and seals. Lucky break for the driver and Fed Ex

    Maybe I watch too many crime shows.
  16. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    If the driver was involved, don't you think he would have told them how to get the air cans out...
  17. Channahon

    Channahon New Member

    From what I've read or heard on the news, hijackers take the whole rig minus the driver. They usually have their special place to hide the rig for a while. Then make their move unloading the stuff.

    Why would hijackers accomodate a driver, why not just throw his butt down to the ground? And he was unhurt, you would think maybe the hijackers would have roughed him up a little bit, unable to get at the packages. I think everyone involved were amateurs or had no experience in hijacking a trailer. JMO