In the trades industry, your van is everything. It’s your ‘mobile’ office: It keeps all your expensive tools, paperwork, manuals, and it’s your transportation.
Despite the fact that vehicle crime figures have actually declined in the UK, there are still many business owners who still see their vehicles targeted by the thieves.
Many tradesmen on Twitter are expressing their frustration and saying they are fed up.
A few Examples from Twitter
🤬 Caught a couple of #ScumBags trying to break into my van last night, thankfully I heard them & they ran off after sticking their fingers up at me- classy. Nothing stolen but it was close #VanSecurity needs addressing as it’s now an absolute joke. #Harlow @halfon4harlowMP pic.twitter.com/cT3ryflDoe
— I.R.B Heating (@irbheating) May 1, 2018
Looking forward to catch up with @bandofbuilders_ this week to explore how we can best work together to prevent theft of tools from vans.
Grateful @MrNickKnowles for support raising issue impacting on livelihoods. Like policing, our local traders need the right tools for the job pic.twitter.com/OSjQqoJKfh
— Shaun West (@T_ACCShaunWest) April 29, 2018
Trades men and women of the UK, lets try and do something about Van Tool Theft 👊🏽
Sign the petition here 👀👇🏽https://t.co/LskhRRve2G
— P B Plumber (@pbplumber) April 23, 2018
Retweeted Vans Under Attack (@VansAttack):
— Cromwell’s Bar (@Cromwells_Warr) March 22, 2018
— Vans Under Attack (@VansAttack) April 8, 2018
How to Protect your Van
We understand this ‘epidemic’ is ruining trades people livelihoods and needs to end now.
Check out our other blog for tips on how to protect your van from thieves.
Have you experienced theft from your van? Would you say the problem’s increasing? What items are commonly stolen? We’d love to hear your views and thoughts – tweet us @Logic4training