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Question to XHFJU47637DIHS4

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Rybo89, 13 May 2010.

  1. Rybo89


    Joined: 13 Jun 2007

    Posts: 13,951

    Location: Chesterfield

    I travel all round country with my new job and see a lot of lorrys parked up asleep with the back trailer doors open even when there full of gear?

    I would understand if it was red hot and they was wanting to get some cool air in there incase anything gets damaged/ruined through heat but ive seen this in freezing cold weather and rain.

    or even if they opened the back trailer doors to show there's nothing in the trailer to nick, but in most cases there is... tons of it..

    Proper random question, but just curious as to why lorry's do this? I could easily park up and get me sen a few freebies why you read your books/sleep.
  2. Howard


    Joined: 12 Jul 2007

    Posts: 16,175

    Location: South East

    Maybe they've been burgled? :p
  3. spaz

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 16 May 2005

    Posts: 2,414

    Location: Bedfordshire

    My dad said to me that it was to show that what they're carrying is very big and heavy and little chances of them nicking it, so they don't break in and ruin the trailer only to not take anything.
  4. degen


    Joined: 10 Oct 2006

    Posts: 693

    It's to show people theres nothing in there worth stealing or if there is it's too big to quickly stick in the back of a transit etc
  5. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 157,388

    They do it to help criminals decide which lorrys to target. So that the criminals dont need to waste time and effort breaking into empty trucks, the truckers have decided to leave the doors open to help the criminals spot the empty ones, leaving them safe to break into the ones with closed doors knowing they contain cargo.
  6. Fr0dders


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 33,330

    Location: West Yorks


    very much a "im alright jack" mentality as it means the ones carrying inexpensive cargo dont get broken into.

    As an example, whilst a student i worked for a job agency in a tesco warehouse. Trucks would come and collect boxes of toothpaste by the truckload. 26 pallets i think it was, each with a couple of hundread boxes of toothpaste on, and inside each box was about 20 tubes of toothpaste.

    Professional criminals arent interested in thousands of tubes of toothpaste.
  7. Berger


    Joined: 22 May 2003

    Posts: 10,601

    Location: Wigan

    The tooth fairy might be, all those rotten teeth means more for her when they fall out!
  8. Kenai


    Joined: 5 Apr 2009

    Posts: 21,108

    The other factor to it afaik is that if someone is going to rip off a truck properly they'll be coming prepared, big van etc. and closed doors won't stop them so why subject yourself to repair costs for a busted trailer door or slashed curtain on top of the stolen goods?
  9. Sin_Chase


    Joined: 13 Jan 2004

    Posts: 20,580

    I am so coming with my own articulate and offloading all that "big heavy, won't get nicked" stuff :D