posted on Aug, 16 2018 @ 02:56 AM
Here's my take...
1. Assuming it was a dry van trailer (and not a refer trailer on a back haul), you can figure the trailer was worth about $25-30k alone. A refer
trailer would be worth about $50-60k. So this would need to figure into the total value of the loss.
2. Trailer was likely parked because tractor broke down and was towed (although they often tow truck and trailer). That, or it was already stolen and
dumped (not worth it). Either way, it's a dumb idea to leave a trailer. They get stolen all the time.
3. Most trailer thefts happen when thieves spot an unhooked trailer and just take it...then they take it somewhere and figure out what's inside. (not
the other way around). This is why most companies have stiff penalties for unhooking from a trailer. There are folks who just drive around with a
tractor just looking for trailers to steal. It's a lot more common than what many may think. A truck can back under a trailer and hook it up in a
few seconds and be gone. No one is the wiser. They just see a truck pull up, hook up and drive off. It's easy to tell if a trailer is loaded, just
look to see if it has wax seals on the doors. If it does, it's loaded. (unless it's a local delivery).
LOL...I'll bet some thieves were really pissed when they discovered they'd boosted a van load of ramen noodles!!! DOH!!!
Whenever I see an unhooked trailer the first thing which pops into my head is 'I wonder how long it will be there before someone steals it?'
I'm actually surprised it sat there as long as it did. Most trailers I wouldn't give 24 hours to.
edit on 8/16/2018 by Flyingclaydisk because: (no reason given)