The 2015 Ford F-150 pickup truck at the Dearborn Truck Plant in Dearborn, Mich. (AP / Carlos Osorio)

TORONTO – An insurance industry association says pickup trucks represent are the hottest vehicle for thieves.

The Insurance Bureau of Canada says the Ford F-350 and F-250 models take up nine spots on its top 10 list of most frequently stolen vehicles.

They other vehicle on the list is a Cadillac Escalade SUV.

The insurance association says Canadian border guards are seeing shipping containers stocked with car and truck parts in an effort to fool inspectors.

They say they have recovered more than $10 million in in stolen vehicles at the ports this year.

Rick Dubin, vice-president of the Insurance Bureau of Canada, says stolen vehicles are up one per cent in 2014 across Canada, with the biggest jump coming from a 29-per cent increase in thefts in British Columbia.


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