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Role of Security in Trucking Services

Role of Security in Trucking Services

The trucking industry is irreplaceable – Bringing in more than $940 billion in revenue in the United States in 2022 alone. In order to keep these trucks moving across the country and across borders, however, trucking has to have the right security. Ensuring the safe transportation of goods ensures the continued health of economies across nations, while also ensuring the success of every business that relies on trucking. Here is a look at the essential role of security in trucking services.

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Protecting Valuable Cargo

The cargo moved by trucking services encompasses everything from everyday consumer goods, such as paper products, to high-value items such as computers and medicine. Depending on the specific product, loads can be worth tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. Theft of these loads can quickly deplete a company’s financial resources and lead to irrecoverable losses, while also interrupting critical supply chains that consumers rely upon.

Trucking service security provides a most important way to keep cargo moving uninterrupted to its destination. In today’s modern world, truckers have access to a wide array of security measures.

These include everything from GPS tracking to real-time monitoring, best practices (such as keeping the truck locked), to background checking trucking employees. Every measure adds a layer of safety that reduces the chances of anything happening to critically important, and financially valuable, loads.

Reducing Travel Risks

The trucking industry grapples with a wide variety of dangers that go beyond simple theft, particularly when crossing borders. For example, truckers may face fire, vandalism, hijacking, and terrorist threats. While these dangers are often enhanced when loads cross borders, every load faces these dangers.

Part of security’s role in ensuring secure shipments in and around Tijuana is to reduce the risk of these threats while the load is in transit. For example, robust monitoring technology can track the exact movements of a truck, identify any unusual movements or stops, and direct law enforcement personnel to the right place to recover stolen or hijacked vehicles. Other measures that can reduce travel risks include utilizing secure yards and parking areas, hiring trained security personnel, and more.

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Ensuring Regulatory Compliance

There are many regulations that govern both the security of freight and the process of moving it across the country and across borders. Robust security measures help you to stay in total compliance with these requirements.

For example, at Mex-Cal Truckline, we leverage C TPAT certifications, 21-point inspections, K-9 sniffer dogs, and GPS tracking to protect your cargo and meet all guidelines. Plus, our more than 30 years of experience equip us to facilitate the safe and speedy movement of your cargo to and from Tijuana.

No more worrying about customs. No more border delays you can’t afford. Just seamless, stress-free movement that is always in compliance with the latest guidelines and requirements. The right security measures deliver this peace of mind with every load.

Types of Trucking Security

Tijuana trucking security services leverage a number of approaches to keep loads safe. Here is a look at how security can be used to offer safety for truckers and their loads.

Technology Integration

As technology and innovation expand, truckers have more and more access to tools that support their safety. In particular, technology integrated with trucks and loads offers unparalleled transparency for everyone invested in the success of the load. Examples of technology integration include the following: 

  • GPS tracking
  • RFID tags
  • Geofencing
  • And more

Training and Awareness

Trucking security also relies upon the appropriate training of truckers and the professionals with whom they interact along the way. Here are some of the critical factors drivers, security personnel, yard workers and others need to understand in order to offer top-notch security to every load:

  • Best practices
  • Emergency response procedures
  • Risk assessment
  • And more

Collaboration

Finally, trucking security, in Tijuana and beyond, relies upon multiple parties working together with a unified goal in mind. Drivers, warehouse workers, security personnel, and others must each take responsibility for their part in keeping loads safe. Together, their efforts can create a network that boosts the successful movement of loads to their desired destinations.

At Mex-Cal Truckline, we leverage every state-of-the-art tool available to us to secure every single load we interact with. From secure, C TPAT-compliant warehouses to K-9sniffer dogs and cutting-edge security, we offer solutions that are secure. Contact us today to learn more about the services we have to offer.

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