It’s unfortunate when it happens, although, it’s not unexpected when a lorry driver’s petrol is siphoned off. It’s easy to get lulled into a sense of security and safety as an operator of a heavy goods vehicle (HGV) through to a large goods vehicle (LGV). After all, at more than 3,500 kilograms, they are pretty daunting and frightening to approach, especially when the operator’s unaware.
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On the black market, HGV petrol has a fetching price that makes it worth the risk for thieves. Because petrol is consistently high in price to buy, regardless of the commodities market pricing, there are plenty of willing buyers who do not care where the ill-gotten petrol was pilfered. To be clear, the cargo that the driver is hauling is oftentimes as valuable as the petrol itself.
When stopping, most drivers are hungry and tired. They need their rest so that they can get back out on the road to deliver their cargo safely. They have a lot on their minds between eating, sleeping and maintaining the vehicle. All of these needs can take the driver away from the vehicle for a good deal of time, despite their meticulous HGV …