These boots are made for walking

#2
BBC News - 'Despicable' thieves steal 337 pairs of military boots

1. Why was the truck parked up in a unsecure car park with such a high costing load on board.
I wouldn't say that 31k is not an especially high-cost load, compared to many loads on the highway?

2. Where was the driver.
Sleeping/wanking/eating KFC/murdering hookers

3. If the boots were going ANYWHERE else, would this be a story.
Probably not, unless the boots were subsequently found jammed up Gordon Brown's arrse...
 
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"The Ministry of Defence said the theft would have no impact on troops"

Thats because they are going to wear their flip flops.

PS Anyone checked evilbay?
 
#4
BBC News - 'Despicable' thieves steal 337 pairs of military boots

1. Why was the truck parked up in a unsecure car park with such a high costing load on board.

2. Where was the driver.

3. If the boots were going ANYWHERE else, would this be a story.
1. It's not a high cost load, it's a cheap as **** load. How many secured lorry parks do you imagine there are either nationally or in that area?

2. Probably asleep in the cab. Do you expect the driver remain awake and alert all night and to single-handedly fight off the thieves?

3. No, it happens every day, which is why you will see empty curtain-siders parked up with a back door open.

4. Have you not heard of drivers' hours?
 
#6
I have to echo ottar's view & especially point 3,

it'll be interesting to see if thetransport operator/s change from 'curtain sided' to solid/iso type in future, however they have to weight up the cost to value ratio also...


No doubt Fleabay/Gumtree or a market/car boot will be getting flogged sometime soon...
 
#7
Curtain sided loads are primarly used for multi drop loads for ease of access. You would have to be a ninja/one of them/james bond, to cut into the side and steal the whole consignment without the driver noticing, asleep or not.

Oh and by the way Ottar, you would have to be a complete fuckwit to park in a desolte, dark parkplatz in the middle of no where with a load on. Drivers hours or not.
 
#8
I imagine it must be very difficult to cut open a truck side with a stanley knife without making too much noise, the very fact trucks up and down the country are parked up with either a side open or the back doors open proves that it can and indeed does happen on a regular basis.
 
#10
I have to echo ottar's view & especially point 3,

it'll be interesting to see if thetransport operator/s change from 'curtain sided' to solid/iso type in future, however they have to weight up the cost to value ratio also...
I doubt it. Box trailers are far more restricted in where they can go and what they can carry.

Curtain sided loads are primarly used for multi drop loads for ease of access. You would have to be a ninja/one of them/james bond, to cut into the side and steal the whole consignment without the driver noticing, asleep or not.
Curtain-siders are used for all sorts of reasons: they're quicker to load/unload, they don't require a rear loading bay or loading ramp, they can carry larger objects, many can be loaded through the roof... Boxes are limited to standard size palletised/palletisable loads and need suitable loading facilities.
It takes 20 seconds to cut a hole in a curtain, it's only a bit of tarpaulin. Could you point to the bit where the article mentioned the entire consignment being taken? As far as I can see, it says 337 pairs of boots. Unless they're size 206, that's a couple of pallets at most.

Oh and by the way Ottar, you would have to be a complete fuckwit to park in a desolte, dark parkplatz in the middle of no where with a load on. Drivers hours or not.
Again, could you point out the bit where it mentions being parked in a "desolte, dark parkplatz in the middle of no where"?
Perhaps you should tell VOSA that there is no problem with a driver exceeding their hours because they're afraid of the dark.

It'll be two or three dodgy blokes in a Transit and would take them less than ten minutes. It happens many times every day on busy roads and lorry parks the length and breadth of the country.
 
#13
Maybe a centipede stole them? As for the load value as said previous its a small amount regularly drove curtain siders with approx 1 million woods worth of whisky on board
 

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#14
Maybe a centipede stole them? As for the load value as said previous its a small amount regularly drove curtain siders with approx 1 million woods worth of whisky on board
For the non-truckers among us - a mate of mine has a regular run to Holland so I asked him what he was bringing back. "Cant tell you. Security". "**** off, its me, what you carrying?" About 6 pints later he told me. Cheese. Which drew a laugh until he asked how much is a small packet of cheese? Multiply that by a 40' box...
 

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