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Police have seen a spike in thefts of catalytic converters from vehicles in recent years, especially in California, according to a new video report based on data from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB).

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Cataytic Converter Theft Rises

Thefts of catalytic converters from vehicles has increased, especially in California, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau.

Component Theft and Vandalism: A Growing Expense for Truck Fleet Managers

Protecting vehicle assets from vandalism and theft is a growing problem for many fleets.Industrywide, these thefts run the gamut from catalytic converters, tailgates, and spare tires, all the way to the vehicle itself. As fuel prices increase, fuel theft becomes more common, especially fuel siphoning. Trucks parked overnight are found the next day with holes in the fuel tanks to steal the drained fuel. Here's what companies need to do to secure unattended vehicles.

CARB Reaches Settlement With Catalytic Converter Firm

SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Air Resources Board recently reached a $2 million settlement with Pennsylvania-based Eastern Manufacturing Inc., which was accused of illegally selling uncertified catalytic converters to California businesses and consumers.

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You know those expensive catalytic converters required on all 1975 cars were supposed to eliminate harmful exhaust emissions. Now federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) scientists fear the converters may be causing more air pollution problems than they cure.