Contractors should note that most policies require some proof of forced entry in order to trigger theft coverage. If tools are stolen from an unlocked truck, then your insurance may deny the claim. Whether or not you use a "hockey puck," make sure your employees are locking those trucks when they park.
Here's the report from the PMPV:
This is a reminder of how important it is that your employees properly secure their vehicles at all time, and if you do not have specialty locks on your vehicles, now would be the time to consider it.
Jody Hibbs is the Executive Director of the Plumbing & Mechanical Professionals of Virginia. She can be reached at 800-947-7450, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have any questions about PMPV. They are a great organization.