This report documents a successful effort to control theft at the Erie Lackawanna Railway Croxton Yard, a railroad piggyback terminal, during the period October 1971 to May 1973. There was a dramatic reduction in actual dollar losses of 95%, with theft incidents reduced by 78%. As a result of shipper satisfaction with the improved security, the terminal had increased revenue by 24% over a six month period. For air, truck and maritime terminal facilities, it has been estimated that as much as 85% of theft losses go out the "front gates" during normal operating hours, in the possession of persons and in vehicles authorized to be on the facility premises for legitimate purposes. This report outlines the steps taken to overcome the piggyback related theft problems at the Croxton Yard.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This was prepared for the Department of Transportation, Office of Transportation Security, Washington, D.C. 20590.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Multi-lert Corporation

    Hershey, PA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Hartkorn, A W
  • Publication Date: 1974-8

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures;
  • Pagination: 41 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00084729
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT P 5200.12
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1976 12:00AM