GUIDELINES FOR THE PHYSICAL SECURITY OF CARGO

An analysis of cargo theft and pilferage on a national basis encompassing all modes of transportation shows that about 85 percent of goods and materials stolen go out the "front gates" on persons and vehicles authorized to be in loading and unloading areas of transportation facilities. Only some 5 percent involves the after-hours break-and-enter burglar. Although catastrophic and highly publicized, the armed hijack or grand larceny of a tractor-trailer or a complete container amounts to only some 10 percent of the total loss picture. The main text of this handbook develops the rationale for cargo security measures and provides the basis for establishing and maintaining a cargo security program. Appendix I, "Cargo Security Standards," is a quick-reference summary of the recommended physical and procedural matters essential to cargo security. Appendix II, "Cargo Security Chekclist," provides a series of questions to be answered in surveying a facility to ensure comprehensive consideration of the many aspects of cargo security.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Publication Date: 1972-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 65 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00043992
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 1 1973 12:00AM