Tackling the Mounting Threat of Transport Thefts

As organized crime takes to the roads, new initiatives in Europe to prevent robberies and hijackings focus on both drivers and their vehicles

September 1, 2009 — Long-haul truck operations are the lifeline of Europe, the link that joins together the continent's various countries and permits trade between them. However, risks on the road have increased significantly over the past decade. Thefts from long-haul trucks total in the region of 8.2 billion euros every year. Now new initiatives are being taken to prevent these thefts, both by the EU and by Volvo Trucks.