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Concern as trailer theft soars by 69% in the first half of 2022

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Concern as trailer theft soars by 69% in the first half of 2022

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Wednesday, 13 July 2022

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Trailer theft has increased by 69% during 2022 and is expected to rise further due to high demand and reports of trailers selling at inflated prices.

The figure includes trailers of all varieties, but there has been a recent increase in the theft of agricultural trailers, including horse boxes and other livestock trailers.

Changes to towing rules are also thought to be behind the increase in trailer thefts, where, as part of government plans to tackle the HGV driver shortage crisis, the car and trailer towing test was scrapped last year.

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