The truck "hijacking" problem is unique in the Cargo Security area in that high-value cargo is often carried in a manner which is particularly vulnerable to theft. Although truck hijacking accounts for only a small fraction of the national cargo loss, it appears that use of modern electronic technology can result in substantial reduction in losses. Real-world criteria are presented which have been developed by a User Committee representing truck, insurance, police and government experience. Present state-of-the-art electronic technology is assessed against these criteria and only a few candidate systems are found to be applicable to the problem. A development program is described which is presently sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation in close cooperation with truckers and New York Police. The program includes development and demonstration of helicopter and ground-based interrogators and truck-mounted transponders.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Intersociety Conference on Transportation, Denver, Colo., Sept. 23-27, 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Larson, G S
  • Publication Date: 1973-5

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054742
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: #73-ICTT-44
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 24 1974 12:00AM