Fuel thefts on the rise in Eastern Canada

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DIEPPE, N.B. — The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) is warning its members to be cautious as actual and anecdotal evidence is pointing towards an increase in fuel thefts.

In an advisory to members, APTA executive director Peter Nelson said carriers have been reporting increased incidences of fuel cards and pin numbers being stolen from trucks as well as fuel being siphoned from reefers and trucks.

“It is advised that you keep fuel cards and pin numbers separate as well as increase vigilance in your facilities,” Nelson advised. “This is a nasty downside to the rise in fuel prices in that it has created a lucrative black market for diesel fuel.”

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