Some of the suggested safety improvements include registration of garment worker transportation drivers, improved safety around factories and phasing out the flatbed trucks
and replacing them with vehicles with seats and seatbelts.
Joel Pagdilao told reporters on Wednesday that the gang targeted L300 vehicles because their engines could be used for motorboats while the flatbed trucks
could be outfitted with other parts.
"As there are many legitimate businesses using flatbed trucks to tow cars away, many people may have witnessed a crime while assuming there is nothing wrong," a police spokesman said.
POLICE have called on the Birmingham public to help put the brakes on organised gangs of car thieves whose new weapon is the flatbed truck.
The group's early efforts involved collecting newspapers and containers in 50-gallon containers that were loaded onto flatbed trucks
. The organization grew geographically and in sophistication, opening a materials recovery facility (MRF) in 1987 adjacent to the Ann Arbor landfill.