A small but significant portion of cargo theft is due to truck hijacking and thefts of fully loaded trailers and containers. Immediate awareness of the occurrence of a hijacking or truck theft is the most important element in interception, but rooftop markings on trucks and trailers considerably enhance the probability that a hijacked or stolen vehicle will be located rapidly, since most major cities now have police helicopter patrols. This publication describes experimentation with roof-top markings which was carried out by the Transportation Systems Center of The Department of Transportation with the assistance of the New York City Police Department. Guidelines for the appearance of the markings and for suitable materials are presented.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Office of the Secretary of Transportation

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

Media Info

  • Pagination: 75 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00139369
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Department of Justice
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT P 5200.8
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 3 1976 12:00AM