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Nearly two-thousand trucks were hijacked in SA last year

# Truck hijackings are increasing amid the growth of the e-commerce sector, with criminals targeting logistics trucks and courier vehicles for valuable cargo. In 2023, South Africa saw one-thousand-996 truck hijackings, surpassing previous years. Tracker data shows business vehicles are 59-percent more likely to face vehicle crime and 32-percent more likely to be hijacked than personal vehicles. Courier companies deploy strategies like van assistants and two-driver teams to mitigate risks, while local franchise ownership and comprehensive insurance coverage offer additional protection.