Staveley Head

Staveley Head

March 09, 2010 01:00 ET

Battery Thieves Target Lorries-Police Warn Drivers

FLINT, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - March 9, 2010) - A leading broker specialising in lorry insurance has condemned a recent rise in thefts of lorry batteries around the UK. The thieves target vehicles which are parked up in lorry compounds for the night, cutting through the steel fences of the compounds and breaking in to cut through the battery mounts and take batteries from large numbers of lorries. A tonne will fetch on average £350. The thefts have taken place in a number of depots around the country and police have warned lorry drivers and haulage firms to be vigilant.

A representative of HGV insurance specialists Staveley Head commented: "This is very bad news for road hauliers and owner lorry drivers. In these hard times haulage firms are already under pressure and these thefts can only add to that."


"We hope the police are successful in catching those responsible. As always we are working closely with drivers and haulage firms across the UK to try to minimise the problems caused."

Staveley Head are based in Flintshire, North Wales. They have been in business for over 15 years and have built up a reputation for offering affordable, reliable insurance to lorry drivers and road haulage companies.
Using a panel of insurers allows them to find the most suitable and best priced cover for individual clients, while a quote can be obtained swiftly through their online quote system. Further details are available at or the company can be contacted at their headquarters in Flint.

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