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Van fleet recovers stolen vehicle in less than an hour using tracking tool

Using the technology from Ctrack, Traffic Management Services was able to pinpoint the exact location of the £11,000 liveried vehicle and liaise directly with the police to organise its safe return in less than an hour.

The van was taken from a work site south of Warsop on the A60 and driven to a location in nearby Shirebrook. The theft was immediately reported to the police and then office-based employees at Traffic Management Services’ headquarters in Retford were able to access the Ctrack system and monitor the position of the vehicle live on screen. This information was passed onto the police and the company was quickly able to recover the vehicle.

Clive Hewgill, managing director of Traffic Management Services, commented: ‘The safe return of the vehicle has not only saved the company £1,000 in insurance excess loss, but also helped us avoid considerable disruption to our operation. We adopted the tracking system from Ctrack to enhance the safety and performance of our vehicle fleet, so this incident demonstrates the value it is providing.’

John Wisdom, managing director of Ctrack, said: ‘Vehicle theft remains a major challenge with UK businesses paying millions of pounds each years in direct and associated costs as a result of this kind of crime. Tracking does offer an effective means of protecting valuable assets by knowing the location and status of vehicles at all times.’

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