TRUCK-TOP MARKINGS FOR VISUAL IDENTIFICATION
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.
Office of the Secretary of Transportation1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Publication Date: 1973
- Pagination: 75 p.
- TRT Terms: Commodities; Containers; Freight transportation; Helicopters; Roofs; Theft; Trailers; Trucks; Vehicle theft
- Old TRIS Terms: Marking
- Subject Areas: Freight Transportation; Highways; Motor Carriers; Safety and Human Factors;
- 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