In the United States, trucks deliver nearly 70 percent of all freight transported annually, which is said to account for over $670 billion worth of manufactured and retail goods transported. To that can be added $295 billion in trade with Canada and a further $195.6 billion in trade with Mexico – all thanks to trucks. It is no exaggeration to state that trucking is the lifeblood of the U.S. economy – as such, truck terminals are its heartbeat.
However, truck terminals are not the safest of workplaces. That shouldn’t be too difficult to understand given the enormous quantities and values of goods that can be found at truck terminals, invariably in transit or waiting to be in transit. Even the perception of supposed quantities and values of goods can make these facilities prone to attack. Robberies, theft and pilfering and even heists of individual trucks or entire facilities are an all too real possibility at any truck terminal, large or small. That is why a precise and comprehensive security plan is so critically important for a trucking terminal. That is where OSP can step in.
OSP can offer truck terminal clients a range of services, including:
- a security risk assessment and management system / plan for a facility
- assessments pertaining to important facility security factors such as:
- goods dispatch and receiving points
- vehicle and pedestrian entry and exit points
- procedures and policies for guards and truck and driver records
- electronic controls, alarms and CCTV surveillance, including security video analytics
- security-controlled areas
- the control room
- site-wide security
- critical assembly points
- exclusion zones
- possible need for anti-blast, anti-crash barriers for major or at-risk truck terminal perimeters
OSP’s promise is that we provide our truck terminal clients with security solutions that are customized and add value. These solutions that we provide are in line with the latest trends in the trucking industry. We provide services that are specific and of the highest standard, as is befitting of OSP. It is what we do – and we do so with pride and conviction.