Not one, but two North Carolina companies were the victims of a theft last month when thieves took a tractor from a privately-owned company, using it to then steal a trailer from a trucking company.
A & B Land & Timber, located in Fuquay-Varina, had their sole truck cab stolen on May 11th, resulting in the company having to hire contract haulers to transport their shipments, an article on wral.com notes.
But that’s not all. The thieves then waited an hour before driving the truck to Williams Brothers Trucking in New Hill, stealing one of the company’s $40,000 trailers.
Surveillance video caught the theft, which occurred in under four minutes, as it plowed it’s way through the company’s fence, which was actually wide open at the other end, the article notes. (See video on the right)
So what happens next? According to one GOLO member on the site, who goes by the name ‘djofraleigh,’ “Someone went into trucking business.”
Unfortunately, this is the case a lot of the time, where thieves create fraudulent trucking companies to steal freight…your freight. This is another reason to conduct research on a carrier before trusting them with your precious cargo. Better yet, why not get a first-person customer point of view on the reputation of a company before shipping with them. At www.roadscholar.com, you will be granted access to both freight and auto hauling customer testimonials telling you about their experiences with Road Scholar. Don’t take our word for it, take shippers’ and receivers’ like yourself.
Another person, going by the codename “radartoe,” also commented on the theft stating, “They’ll never find it. Had one stolen and I don’t even think they ever looked for it. If they did stop someone they look at the truck ID, but never ever the trailer.”
That’s why Road Scholar Transport not only has tracking devices on all of our tractors, but trailers as well, knowing the precise location of your freight, and our equipment, at all times.
Unable to track down their missing trailer a month later, Williams Brothers Trucking is now offering a $5,000 reward for the recovery of their trailer.
According to the company, the truck is “a white 1990 freight-liner with “A&B” on the doors” and “North Carolina tag number YA104853,” while the trailer has “‘Williams Brothers Trucking’ decals and Georgia tag number LE5256F” (http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/9703676/). Those with any information are asked to contact Roger Williams at 912-424-4777.
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