COOPERATIVE APPROACH TO CARGO SECURITY IN THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY

Findings in this study of seven terminal security programs in the same high loss area of Northern New Jersey point to the conclusion that the key to dramatic reduction in theft-related cargo losses in prevention. This necessary element of prevention results from close cooperation between corporate security management and individual terminal management, with both levels dedicted to constant security awareness and a sound loss prevention program. The findings were based on analyses of the terminal security systems of seven interstate motor carriers. Each paricipating carrier allowed the implementation of security measures recommended by a single local security consultant. These measures, tailored to meet the separate needs of the companies, proved to be highly cost-effective, and are outlined in individual narratives. The security principles espoused by this study are founded on the presence of a strong security-conscious management team and the development, as well as enforcement, of sound cargo handling and paper control procedures which insure accountability. Other key security measures discussed include strict traffic control during working hours, adequate physical security and facilities to deter entry of thieves, alarm systems, employee screening procedures to prevent hiring undesirables, and utilization of guards as needed. Tables showing costs of improved security and resulting claims savings are provided.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Office of the Secretary of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1973

Media Info

  • Pagination: 89 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00139368
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Department of Justice
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT P 5200.7
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 3 1976 12:00AM