This article gives a brief overview of the need for some degree of professional security in today's transportation and cargo industry. The three factors examined are people, cargo, and equipment and storage. In the people category it is stated that the bottom line is to establish a thorough screening program for all applicants. In the cargo area, the establishment of controls and physical measures to protect all cargo from theft, pilferage, deliberate contamination and related loss factors is needed. The equipment and storage area is of equal concern and there are available today many different ways of physically securing these. In conclusion, it is emphasized that "whether you are a corporate president, safety person, dispatcher, or security representation, the protection of assets is your responsibility."

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    Texas Motor Transportation Association

    P.O. Box 1669, 700 East 11th
    Austin, TX  United States  78767
  • Authors:
    • Covin, M
  • Publication Date: 1983-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 12-13
  • Serial:
    • Steering Wheel
    • Volume: 48
    • Issue Number: 8
    • Publisher: Texas Motor Transportation Association
    • ISSN: 0039-1298

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00386632
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-036 216
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1984 12:00AM