Paramount to the ongoing success of our organisation is addressing the emerging threats that are unfortunately common when transporting products from within the automotive, technology and fashion sectors.
Accordingly, we operate under the strict codes of practice set out by the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) – who are an association of security professionals and related business partners from high value technology companies throughout the world.
The fundamental TAPA objective is to effect positive change in the security practices of freight & storage providers and insurance companies as a whole.
Major freight service providers are now moving towards TAPA recognised security standards for the extra care and handling of freight – and are recognising the inherent value of doing so.
Recognising the need to go that extra mile when protecting our customer’s shipments from theft, whilst in transit, we have invested heavily in a new fleet of mega box trailers and low ride tractor units for our daily trunking services to and from the Benelux region.
Solid sided box trailers are preferred to the traditional curtain sided option to prevent uninvited access from the trailer sides and a computerised locking mechanism is also installed in the rear doors.
These locking devises are pre-programmed, at the start of the journey, with the intended delivery postcodes and cross channel port location. The rear doors cannot be opened outside the designated delivery post code areas – by the driver or anyone else.
GPS tracking systems are also installed in all trailers that enable the traffic office personnel in all offices to locate the trailer’s position – in real time, day and night.
All tractor units and distribution vehicles are installed with telematics and communication systems. These not only record the efficiency of the truck but also enable the driver to notify his Duty Manager of any unforeseen delays in cross channel crossings or traffic hold ups.