Drivers should use extra care when delivering to the above-mentioned areas. These losses can be easily prevented by the drivers removing the keys from the staged cargo units and only providing the keys to the consignee at the time the delivery receipt is signed. Until the delivery receipt is signed and the liability transfers to the consignee, drivers should keep the keys on their persons at all times.
Car thieves know that keys are often left inside the cargo units, making the auto hauling industry especially susceptible to theft losses. If we change our practices as an industry, we can help shrink the imaginary target car thieves see when they look at an automobile hauler.