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Road transport industry fights against cargo criminals with security guide

21 April 2017

Commercial vehicle safety and security specialists, Maple, is pleased to announce the launch of the Cargo and Road Transport (CART) Security Guide at the forthcoming Commercial Vehicle Show 25-27 April 2017.

Written in collaboration with some of the industry’s best known and well respected organisations, the publication has been created to 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 and with contribution from DIPS (Distribution Industry Partnership Scotland), the RHA (Road Haulage Association), DHL, RSA (Royal Sun Alliance) Insurance Group, Motorway Buddy and NaVCIS (National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service) 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, The Romanian MO and the Migrant Threat plus many more.

Presented in A4 full colour gloss format, 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. CART Security Guide will be officially launched at the upcoming CV Show during 25-27 April with limited copies available from stand 4E04.

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: “Seventeen 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.”

To receive your free copy of the CART Security Guide visit stand 4E04 at the CV Show or visit www.cartsecurityguide.com

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