THIEVES WANT YOUR BIG RIGS !
In 2011, Big Rig Tractor trailer theft were at an all time high when reported to the National Crime Information Center. Organized crime rings are the driving force behind big rig equipment theft.
The problem with Big Rig Trucks.
National statistics show that this is a huge problem and it is getting worse. Reports to Insurance Services Office, Inc., show an increase of up to 20% in the value of big
rig trucks every year since 1999 and they show theft as the most common cause of loss for
the big rig trucks – over 50% of all causes of loss.
The most worrying statistic for owners, operators and insurers is that as little as 10 – 15% of stolen
big rig ever recovered.
THIS IS WHY YOU NEED THE RAVELCO ANTI THEFT DEVICE !
Here are some very interesting stories from our
Big Rig and Heavy Equipment customers . . .
February 6, 2011, our company President and CFO were
in meetings with a potential new customer (a fairly
sizeable supermarket chain). While they were on site
showing off one of our newer refrigerator trucks to the
director of produce, thieves stole two of our brand new
2011 Freightliner trucks with the trailers
connected that we parked in what we thought was a secure
area. On the drive back to our office I googled "ANTI
THEFT DEVICE" on my iPhone and thank God
Ravelco popped up. We called your Houston office
and spoke with a salesman. The following Monday we had
11 of our rigs fitted with the Ravelco Device. I know
you are thinking we are locking the barn after the cow
left but we are very happy and feel secure now that
we have RAVELCO! The reason for this letter is,
while your installers were here I had a Ravelco
installed on my personal 2011 Escalade
and yesterday your Ravelco saved it. I was parked right
outside my office window and when I came out to go to
lunch, I noticed my door ajar and the steering column
destroyed. Oh well . . . but at least I still have my
SUV! By the way, the police officer that came to take
the report said he has a Ravelco on his own car.
Thanks again RAVELCO for a wonderful product! -
Joe Caprara, The Woodlands, TX
"In October of 2010, we had
two of our FREIGHTLINER rigs stolen, the thieves drove them right through our wrought iron fence! That wasn't bad enough but one of our lowboy trailers was ferrying a
$645,000 BACK HOE, and the other had a
$165,000 DOZER on it. The trucks were
found a month later in Mexico, sadly the backhoe and dozer are still missing.
After we installed your Ravelco Anti Theft Device in all 23 of our trucks . . . not one piece of equipment has been stolen! The police said there is an active theft ring in Mexico doing this to heavy equipment in Arizona and New Mexico. Unfortunately, we still have had two theft attempts but they could not steal our trucks. This letter is to just say thanks. We have had anti theft devices installed on our trucks before that just interrupted the key or the starter but they were easily bypassed. Even our own employees could do it. But, since your Ravelco system disables the engine's computer system it has proven itself effective to us." -
Paul T., Flagstaff, Arizona
"We are in the
container pickup and delivery business and we have found
out that it is much easier for the thieves to steal the
whole rig (truck, container and its valuable contents)
than to just steal the container itself. After driving
into sunny Mexico numerous times to retrieve our empty
damaged containers we searched near and far and found
out that the law enforcement officials ON BOTH SIDES
of the border recommend your Ravelco device. I wish we
would have known that sooner. As you know we have fitted
our entire fleet of trucks with the Ravelco Lock." -
Skippy LaFazia, Phoenix, AZ
"Approximately 4 months ago, we contacted your company and purchased only 4 of your Ravelco Anti Theft Systems for our
KENWORTH trucks. When they arrived the owner looked at them and said for us to install and test them on the older trucks only, because to be honest with you they didn’t look like much in the box. Boy, were we surprised!, after following your installation instructions our own shop mechanic couldn’t start the KENWORTH truck. When our owner saw this, we immediately ordered 54 more Ravelcos. I know this letter is short and sweet but I just wanted to say thanks for keeping our trucks safe and to give us the comfort of knowing our trucks will be there exactly where we parked them."-
Tommy C., Kansas City, Missouri
"Thanks to the Ravelco, for saving our three Bobcats and two CASE 580L front end loaders (backhoes). Having a rental company for the last nine years we have had all kinds of equipment stolen. In can honestly say that in the past year (since we installed the Ravelco) not one vehicle has been stolen from a jobsite. I am sure your Ravelco system has stopped the thefts." -
D. S. Starchy, Dallas, Texas
"We had our
entire fleet fitted with your Ravelco system. We
tried 6 different types of systems before yours. We even tried one that kept the truck running but it would shut down if someone other than the owner tried to drive it. Sounds good on paper but what a piece of crap. We had nothing but problems. The Ravelco is so simple to use and our drivers can finally have a good nights sleep, knowing that in the morning their rigs will still there." -
Butch H., Provo, Utah
"I am the route supervisor for a
vending company in New York City, our trucks were getting
stolen at a rate of 2 per quarter. When our drivers are in buildings, restocking machines and so forth, their trucks are vulnerable to any thief. Not only does the thief steal the truck but all our inventory, cigarettes, safe and our radios that we communicate with. This has been going on since the late 70's. Why did it take so long for our company to find you guys?
Thank you, like your sales pitch goes . . . . . not one vehicle has been stolen!" - Bill S., Yonkers, NY
"This past November, the day before Thanksgiving we had 3 of our new Freightliner Tractors stolen from our storage lot. Two of them are most likely gone forever and one was recovered trying to crossover into Mexico. It took 4 weeks to get our truck back. In late December, we installed your RAVELCO THEFT LOCK SYSTEM on all of our remaining trucks. On February 23, 2010, once again the fence was cut and thieves tried to steal our trucks again. I say tried because they couldn't start them. Thanks Ravelco for saving our trucks. Incidentally, one of the trucks your Ravelco saved was named after my six week old daughter Amanda." - Dave S., El Paso, Texas
"My wife and I drive our
2011 Peterbuilt Rig coast to coast weekly. We had our own type of security system installed. It consisted of a fuel cut off that we had to get under the truck to turn it on or off every time we left it unattended. I knew that it was a primitive type of security system but we thought it worked. Someone must have watched us shut it off because when our rig was recovered, the fuel switch was in the on position. I searched the Internet, web site after web site looking for a system that would stop our truck from being stolen again. To be honest yours seemed a little too good to be true. After checking your company out with a few of your car dealers and even the Houston Police Department we decided on the Ravelco system. Last week in Bisbee, Arizona, again someone attempted to steal our truck and trailer but the Ravelco stopped it. Is your company looking for a good salesman to sell to the trucking business? I have many connections, and I am not kidding!" - James M., New Iberia, Louisiana
"This past Halloween 2011, 3 thieves
cut our back fence and tried to steal 3 of our Ravelco
equipped Freightliners. To make a long story short. DID
NOT HAPPEN! Thanks again Ravelco, that is why we had
your device installed in our trucks in the first place."
- Arthur M., Columbus, Ohio
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