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Foiling fuel theft at Euro Bus Expo 2006

Visitors to the first ever Euro Bus Expo at the NEC in Birmingham found an unexpected bonus when they visited the Volvo Bus Ltd stand, where one of the display vehicles has been fitted with a revolutionary anti-fuel theft device.

Now, as well as witnessing Volvo's latest developments in the European and International bus and coach market, visitor's can also see for themselves one of the best ways to stop fuel theft, a growing problem for transport operators that is already costing them millions of pounds and is definitely on the increase.

The unit on the Volvo bus has been supplied by TruckProtect Ltd, the only European-based company dedicated to producing fuel theft deterrent devices for commercial vehicles, whose extensive range of unique InstantFit NECK-IT units has rapidly become recognised by the UK transport sector as a key component in the battle to stop fuel theft. Over 10,000 NECK-IT's have already been sold in the first year of production and fitted to commercial vehicle fleets throughout the UK and Europe.

With new models being added to the range all the time and now available for most makes of commercial vehicle, InstantFit NECK-IT anti-siphoning devices stop fuel being stolen by organised or opportunist thieves and even staff. Easy to fit, with no drilling or gluing, InstantFit NECK-IT!® units allow for fast tank filling with no splashback at pump speeds of 120 litres/minute.

Containing no ball floats and short enough to stop siphoning in upper tank levels, they are cost effective to install, cheap to operate, and are capable of withstanding heavy regular and prolonged use. And they can be easily transferred between vehicles with the minimum of fuss or disruption to schedules.

For vehicle operators, this means they not only work but also stop fuel theft without interfering with operational efficiency, a particularly vital bonus for the bus and coach industry. Their fast fuel filling capability also means they are ideal for any commercial vehicle travelling in Europe, where pump speeds are generally higher.

“The bus and coach industry needs a versatile anti-fuel theft device and visitors to the Volvo stand will see the best the market currently has to offer. I'm sure they will quickly appreciate how simple and useful the InstantFit NECK-IT can be,” says Russell Fowler, CEO TruckProtect.

“Importantly, the great thing about the NECK-IT system is that it offers the bus and coach industry a complete solution for the first time, no matter what types of vehicles they operate and where they operate them throughout Europe,” he adds.

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