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July 26, 2021

Uptick in Catalytic Converter Thefts

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The 67th State of the Fleet Industry video produced by Automotive Fleet offers an updated look at the state of the fleet market as presented by AF Editor Mike Antich.

Today's topics include:
Fleets around the country are reporting an increase in thefts of catalytic converters.
Thieves are targeting high-clearance vehicles and hybrids.  
Higher prices for precious metals used in catalytic converters stimulating thefts.
Theft of catalytic converters is not a new problem; however, it tends to increase as commodity prices increase.

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⏱ Timestamps ⏱
0:00 Introduction
0:19 Another Impact in Commodity Price Increases
1:01 What Thieves Really Want with Catalytic Converters
1:45 This is a Global Issue 2:17 When and Where Thieves Strike
2:50 The Temptation for Catalytic Converter Thieves
5:00 How Thieves Operate
6:27 The Effect of Catalytic Converter Theft on Fleets
7:20 Reassessing Fleet Policies for Vehicles After Hours

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Originally posted on Automotive Fleet


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