Monday 24th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Brit European takes on fuel thieves

Two members of the Brit European Group independently set about finding a solution to fuel theft and both ended up selecting the TruckProtect solution.

In the UK, Brit European transport fleet manager Stuart Brunt says the catalyst for action was big thefts from two of the company’s vehicles on the same weekend, even though they were at different ends of the country at the time.

“I spoke to TruckProtect’s CEO and he sent me a unit to examine and test, which I fitted to one of our vehicles myself.

“After a couple of weeks using the truck with the device fitted he reported no delays with refuelling and no issues with splashback or spillage. So I ordered enough units – at the right price – to fit out the 90 vehicles that comprise our car transporter and tanker fleet, many of which have dual tanks and often carry between 400 to 600 litres of fuel at a time.

“Since then, I can report we have had no further problems with fuel theft and I am now preparing to fit the fleet of another group company – Silver Arrow Logistics – with the units. My experience with TruckProtect has been very positive to date and the exercise as a whole very worthwhile. Fitting the units has been a small price to pay for peace of mind,” he said.

At the same time in Brit European’s Zeebrugge offices, David Gino was conducting a similar exercise. In fact the link was only made when the two orders from the UK and Belgium landed on TruckProtect desks on the same day.