Raising Awareness Of Security Risks

Commercial vehicle security specialist, Maple, has launched a Drivers’ Cargo and Road Transport (CART) Security Guide.

Written in collaboration with industry experts, representing the Road Haulage Association, DHL,  Royal Sun Alliance Insurance Group, Motorway Buddy and the National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service, the publication is the follow-up to the original CART Security Guide which was produced for transport and loss prevention professionals in 2017.

This latest edition of the guide has been designed specifically for drivers, with the timing of the release particularly pertinent as road transport operations are faced with mounting security concerns. As the industry navigates the post lockdown environment with renewed economic pressures, there are very real concerns about a spike in cargo crime, whilst Eurpol, the European Union’s law enforcement agency have also issued a stark warning of a pending new wave of irregular migration.

Chrys Rampley, RHA Security Forum Secretary says, “This guide has been produced to provide an overview of the varying threats professional drivers might be exposed to; to help determine the level of risk and offer advice on how drivers can protect themselves, their vehicle / trailer and the cargo being carried. Cargo crime is a wide and varying subject, in common with other criminal activity, security threats are ever evolving, and it is important that collectively we acknowledge this threat and are aware of best practice to minimise this risk.”

Chrys, was also keen to acknowledge the collaborative efforts of the security forum partners in producing this informative guide, “Working together in partnership is the key to tackling cargo crime. Many people have a part to play; those in government, police, insurers, shippers, vehicle and security device manufacturers and those who operate and drive commercial vehicles.  This guide is the result of all those partners working together.”

Free Access

The guide covers a broad range of topics including terrorism, the importance of secure parking, deception and theft from moving vehicles. The document can be downloaded, free of charge via the drivers’ smartphone app Motorway Buddy or by visiting www.cartsecurityguide.com  where you can also register for hard copies of the document.