Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Cargo Crime Project Launched to Help Freight Industry with Security Issues

Highlights Threats that Road Haulage Industry Need to Know
Shipping News Feature
UK – A collaborative project identifying the often misunderstood and taboo topic of cargo crime within the road transport sector has officially been launched at this years Commercial Vehicle (CV) Show, taking place this week. The Cargo and Road Transport (CART) Security Guide aims to raise awareness and offer guidance in a bid to fill the ever widening knowledge gap and provide a greater insight into the security risks posed to road haulage companies and potential solutions that can be adopted.

In order to ensure comprehensive representation across the board a dedicated working group was formed; chaired by Maple Fleet Services and with contribution from Distribution Industry Partnership Scotland (DIPS), the Road Haulage Association (RHA), DHL, Royal Sun Alliance (RSA) Insurance Group, Motorway Buddy and National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service (NaVCIS) each member of the group provided insight and professional opinion drawn from their vast experience within their respective market sector.

Taking almost two years from project inception to publication, the resource includes sixteen chapters discussing cargo crime and the specific associated threats that operators face on a daily basis. Topics include Cargo Theft and Security Solutions, Hijacking, and the Migrant Threat to name but a few, as well as The Romanian MO, a method of stealing freight from moving trucks.

In addition to being created to act as a central reference point for all aspects related to commercial vehicle security, the guide also struck a personal cord with Maple Fleet Services’ Technical Director, Alan Maple, who said:

“17 years ago my father, Jim Maple, published a commercial vehicle security guide, with the aim of helping marine insurance underwriters to better understand how to secure a commercial vehicle. Today the cargo crime landscape has evolved to an extent that I felt the circumstances warranted the writing of a similar, if not more comprehensive document.”

The 104 page publication will be available free of charge to any parties interested in learning more about the security risks and vulnerabilities associated with the road haulage sector. To reserve a free copy of the CART Security Guide, register here. Copies are in limited supply and are available to collect at the CV Show (April 25 – 27) from stand 4E04.