According to a recent report from the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI), the Ford F-250 Super Duty crew-cab is a new favorite target for thieves. It’s not surprising, seeing that 5 of the top 10 vehicles targeted by thieves, based on number of insurance claims, are pickups. The other pickups on the list include the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 crew-cab, GMC Sierra 1500 crew-cab, Ford F-350 crew-cab and the GMC Sierra 1500 extended cab (full list available at end of article).
The HLDI does not distinguish between thefts from within the vehicle or theft of the entire vehicle, and the average amount paid by the insurance company for these trucks is much lower than the total value of the truck. This means that while trucks are targeted more often, thieves are going after cargo and not stealing the entire truck. This is a major issue for those who use their trucks for work applications, like contractors or construction workers, who are putting their valuable tools in their truck beds.
That’s not great news if you’re a truck owner. However, the good news is that Fold-a-Cover tonneau solutions provide total cargo security from theft. Both our G4 Elite and LS Series models are the ONLY hard-folding tonneau covers that truly secure the cargo area and the tailgate with no extra tailgate lock needed!
Also, our Personal Caddy for the G4 Elite models is a great solution for keeping tools safe from theft and from water damage. The Personal Caddy provides an added level of storage to your truck bed and also an added level of security because the front panel of the cover can be locked independently. So, you can give someone access to your truck bed without giving them access to your Personal Caddy; a huge plus for those in construction who need to use the truck bed but don’t want to put their tools at risk. In addition, the Personal Caddy, when installed, is completely hidden from view beneath the tonneau cover so, the crooks won’t even know it’s there.
Don’t be a victim to thieves targeting your cargo area! Fold-a-Cover tonneau solutions and the Personal Caddy will keep your cargo safe and away from the elements while giving you easy access to your entire truck bed.
Thieves Top 10 favorites (all pickups or SUVs):
- Ford F-250 crew cab 4×4, 7, $7060
- Chevrolet Silverado 1500 crew cab,6.7, $5,463
- Chevrolet Avalanche 1500, 6.1, $6,163
- GMC Sierra 1500 crew cab, 6, $6,366
- Ford F-350 crew cab 4×4, 5.6, $7,517
- Cadillac Escalade 4×4, 5.5, $6,508
- Chevrolet Suburban 1500, 5.4,4,468
- GMC Sierra 1500 extended cab, 4.7, $5,908
- GMC Yukon, 4.5, $6,276
- Chevrolet Tahoe, 4.4, $5,367