ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF IMPROVED SECURITY AT A RAILROAD PIGGYBACK YARD
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.
- This was prepared for the Department of Transportation, Office of Transportation Security, Washington, D.C. 20590.
American Multi-lert CorporationHershey, PA United States
- Hartkorn, A W
- Publication Date: 1974-8
- Features: Appendices; Figures;
- Pagination: 41 p.
- TRT Terms: Freight security; Intermodal terminals; Loss and damage; Piggyback transportation; Theft
- Identifier Terms: Erie Lackawanna Railway
- Subject Areas: Economics; Freight Transportation; Highways; Railroads; Security and Emergencies; Society; Terminals and Facilities;
- 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