A recent study by Vimcar has uncovered gaping holes in the security of the electrical service sector’s fleets: a shocking 1 in every 3 employers have experienced van theft. This is consistent with recent data suggesting that more than a third of all British businesses have a van stolen in the past year.

The electrical service study suggested that van misuse was also commonplace within the industry. 75% of employers restrict van use (only for business miles, for example) and 63% of businesses would like to be notified whenever these rules are broken – suggesting that these rules are often not followed.

The solution? 63% of those surveyed would purchase, or have already purchased, fleet tracking telematics. Fleet tracking would monitor the live location of employer’s vans and notify them of any suspicious activity.

For the study’s full findings, take a look at the infographic below: