Losses resulting from cargo theft and pilferage in the transportation system have been estimated to exceed $1 billion annually. This well may be a conservative estimate. Losses of this magnitude constitute a major drain on the commerce of the United States. This handbook has been developed by a working group of the Interagency Committee on Transportation Security under the auspices of the Department of Transportation. Leadership was provided by the Department of Commerce and the U.S. Postal Service with support from the Department of Defense, General Services Administration, other Government agencies, the transportation associations, and concerned insurance groups. This handbook is issued to provide guidance and assistance to management in an effort to achieve maximum cargo security for shippers and receivers. This guidance and information are offered as suggestions and are not regulatory in nature.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Office of the Secretary of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1972-9

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: 33 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00084728
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT P 5200.5
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1975 12:00AM