1995-11-01

Commercial Vehicle Security - What's the Problem 952587

Cargo theft is pervasive and increasing, encompassing costs of lost cargo and vehicles, insurance, and prevention costs ranging from private security forces to increased investment in truck and rail terminal facilities. To date, security design for trailers, containers, and railcars has been “low tech,” but new security options are emerging. New vehicle technology is not a panacea, however, and additions to vehicle capital costs must be carefully analyzed versus traditional process-oriented and facility-oriented theft monitoring and prevention measures.

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