The RHA has said it is concerned about reports that criminals are ‘gassing’ lorry drivers before stealing goods from their trucks.
According to the association, in one incident a haulier was parked overnight on an industrial estate in the West Midlands and woke up the next morning to find that thieves had slashed the curtain on one side of the lorry and stolen cargo valued at thousands of pounds.
The driver had been ‘gassed’ in his sleep and remained unconscious throughout the incident. He was taken to hospital for tests before being released.
The RHA said that there have also been a number of incidents in South Yorkshire where criminals have used similar methods to target drivers before stealing goods.