In a recent post on CDLLife, a woman recounts an incident in which her truck was broken in to while she slept inside IN BROAD DAYLIGHT. She says she heard nothing which is amazing. Please, be careful sleeping out there. There are numerous ways to secure your doors and this is what I always did. I got 2 of the black bungees that are flat, not the round stretchy ones. The thick flat ones that don't have as much give. I got long ones. I would put it through the door handle and attach it to the bottom of the seat in the back of it. Tight. This way if someone pulls on the door it gets tighter. I would also hang a bell from the handle. Get a small cowbell or kitchen bell and attach a wire to it. Hang it from the handle. If the door is moved the sound will alert you and the bungee will slow someone down even if it doesn't prevent them from getting in. It will give you time, a fighting chance. Remember where you attached the bungees because in a fire you will need to remove them quickly or your secure truck will become your coffin. Some people stretch a strap between the door handles to attach them to each other but I think that is too complicated to remove in an emergency. By the way, this is not just for the ladies. Everyone should be safe out there and anyone can be the victim of a crime.
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Hi! Welcome. I'm Mark and I've been a professional truck driver for over 33 years, the last 19 years at the same company. It is time that drivers got paid for every minute that we work and we are treated like the licensed professionals we are.