Lorry drivers are being advised to remain vigilant and take extra precautions to avoid falling victim to thefts over Christmas.
Officers from Suffolk Police have been raising awareness of lorry load thefts in a bid to help deter crime during the festive period.
More than 50 crime reduction posters and 150 leaflets have been distributed to petrol stations, truck stops, layby cafes and haulage companies as part of the initiative.
Julia Bignell, a Pcso who works in the Hadleigh area, said every effort was being made to reduce the risk of lorry thefts.
“Throughout the Christmas period, there will be a lot of lorries travelling through Suffolk with full loads,” she said.
“Whether one-off deliveries or regular distribution routes, we want drivers to be aware that taking a few simple precautions can help to reduce the chances of becoming a victim.”
Police are advising drivers to plan their route and avoid taking the same routes or stops for breaks.
Lorries should also be parked with loading doors close to another vehicle, building or wall, and laybys should be avoided in favour of designated lorry parks.