We maintain since many years a written anti-theft policy for the benefit of our customers, our company and the trade. This policy is part of our accredited Quality Management System and subscribes to our conviction that implementation of effective theft control procedures is a sound business investment. It is far less costly to prevent a crime than to investigate it after the fact. The losses can include:
►Actual loss of trailer, vehicle, container or package
►Cost of the cargo stolen
►Cost of the subsequent investigation
►Cost from unhappy customers whose product was stolen and probably illegally distributed.
With expansion of logistics supporting trade growth truck, trailer, container, cartage van and cargo theft has become a serious problem. Until recently, most carriers were reactive as opposed to proactive in dealing with thefts. However, the freight forwarding industry has grown at a rapid rate in recent years. So much so, that in many cases, operational control has become difficult. Furthermore, employees may be quick to spot any weaknesses in a company's approach to security and some may be enticed into using this information to their own advantage. Hence we implemented an Anti-Theft policy.
There is no simple solution to eliminating the risk of a cargo and/or vehicle loss. But, steps can be taken to minimize the risk. This Anti-Theft policy contains principles or best practices observed by the management and our people. These best practices were developed in consultation with regulatory bodies, Business Ethics enforcement agencies and the insurance industry and take the form of a series of issues that our operations observe and monitor in the context of a corporate approach to theft prevention.
- Protect information about freight and its movement
- Take preventative action at your terminal facilities
- Take preventative action on the itineraries