Commercial truck OEMs repeat the same key production as often as every twelfth truck, which poses a major security risk, according to anti-terrorism training firm Fleet Defender Consulting Services, LLC.
“Truck abandonment is common and it is easier to retrieve a unit when the keys are so easily interchangeable,” said Terry M. Evans, CEO of the company.
Fleet Defender advises that trucking companies refit their tractor locks and OEMs stop replicating key production so frequently.
“Failing to do so is literally giving our keys to the terrorists,” stated the company release.
For more information, go to www.fleetdefender.com.