A new guide advising road hauliers how to best protect their cargo has been published in a bid to cut freight crime.

The Cargo And Road Transport (CART) Security Guide has been written in collaboration with industry heavyweights and has been created to provide a better insight into the security risks posed to operators – and potential solutions that can be adopted.

Contributors include DIPS (Distribution Industry Partnership Scotland), the RHA, DHL, RSA (Royal Sun Alliance) Insurance Group, Motorway Buddy, Maple Fleet Services and NaVCIS (National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service), who each provided insight and professional opinion drawn from their experience within their market sector.

“Knowing the risks and the methods employed by criminals will allow individuals to make better informed decisions on the security equipment to be employed, and the policies and procedures that should be implemented,” said DIPS project manager, Stewart Hurry.

Taking almost two years to produce, the CART Guide includes 16 chapters discussing cargo crime and the specific associated threats operators face on a daily basis. Topics include cargo theft and security solutions, hijacking, the ‘Romanian MO’ and the migrant threat, plus many more.

Presented in A4 full-colour gloss format, the 104-page publication is available free of charge to anyone interested in learning more about the security risks and vulnerabilities associated with road haulage. To get a copy, head to www.maplefleetservices.co.uk/cart-security-guide