Truckies are being warned to be on guard against fuel thieves operating in the Gilgandra region of NSW.
Nolan’s Interstate Transport posted a shot on the Facebook group On the Pads QLD EDITION this week showing how the brazen thieves are operating.
In the post showing a picture of one of the fleet parked up south of Gilgandra, Nolans said it was the third time fuel had been stolen from one of its trucks.
“Left their hose behind this time,” read the post with the photo.
“Parking at the back of trailers and running hose up the side. Just wanting to make others aware.”
Road Freight NSW CEO Simon O’Hara said reports of fuel theft from truckies and freight operators have increased over the past 18 months, including for the Gilgandra to Moree stretch.
“Additionally, at times during the night some truckies have been concerned for their safety,” O’Hara said.
“Some of our members in NSW have reported theft of fuel but also liquor from their trailers at rest stops while truckies are taking rest. The theft of the liquor appears well organised.
“Opportunistic theft across the board seems to have risen since the end of Covid.”