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Road Scholar Transport Homeland Security Radio Interview

Road Scholar Transport Homeland Security Radio Interview

Walt Beadling on MyFox 29 in Philly on November 1 2010

Walt Beadling of the Cargo Security Alliance discusses how the Transportation Security Administration handles threats to the U.S .

CSA White Paper: Cargo Theft by Fictitious Pick-up

Cargo theft by fictitious pick-up is a growing threat to supply chain security.  A proliferation of information technologies enable thieves to defraud shippers and carriers at multiple points across the supply chain.  This paper seeks to better define the terms and scope of this new and rapidly evolving brand of “supply chain cybercrime”, and recommends 7 Best Practices that can help prevent it.   

Executive Summary

Cargo theft by fictitious pick-up is a growing threat to supply chain security.  A proliferation of information technologies enable thieves to defraud shippers and carriers at multiple points across the supply chain.  This paper seeks to better define the terms and scope of this new and rapidly evolving brand of “supply chain cybercrime”, and recommends 7 Best Practices that can help prevent it.   

Definition

Push on for Air Cargo Screening - Bomb Threat prompts Markey

US Representative Edward J. Markey is vowing to seek legislation that would require screening of all packages on cargo planes in the United States for explosives — a move that could lead to shipping delays and higher costs for consumers.

Push on for Air Cargo Screening

Bomb threat prompts Markey to try again

PCSC Thanksgiving Holiday Security Alert

The Thanksgiving Holiday Break has traditionally been a time when transported/warehoused cargo is more at risk than any other time during the year. PCSC partner CargoNet® has analyzed data from the Tuesday before Thanksgiving to the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (for 2013 to 2017) and found thieves stole approximately $9.4 million in cargo, 79 semi tractors, and 95 semi-trailers - across 108 reported theft events. Twenty percent of theft events in this analysis occurred in California, 14 percent in Texas, and 12 percent in Florida. During the time period analyzed, cargo thefts were reported in more than 20 different states.

ELD mandate exacerbates truck parking problems, driver stress - and risks

The vast majority of truckers say it is harder to find parking after the ELD mandate and, according to Trucker Path app data, they look up parking availability 10-15% more often during evening hours than before the ELD mandate, signifying additional stress. 

The vast majority of truckers say it is harder to find parking after the ELD mandate and, according to Trucker Path app data, they look up parking availability 10-15% more often during evening hours than before the ELD mandate, signifying additional stress. 

PCSC Labor Day Holiday Security Alert

Helpful reminders from our friends at PCSC to secure your shipments, transportation assets and facilities for the upcoming Labor Day Holiday 

Be pro-active:  Confirm that shipment dates/times coincide with your customers’ “open” hours during this upcoming  holiday time frame. If they don’t, take the

PCSC 4th of July Holiday Security Alert

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From Chuck Forsaith, HDA Pharmaceutical Cargo Security Coalition:

 Be pro-active:  Confirm that shipment dates/times coincide with your customers’ “open” hours during this, essentially “week-long” holiday time frame. If they don’t, take the necessary precautions to reduce the risk of those shipments being staged or stored prior to actual delivery dates. Be sure, if you must, that your assets in-transit are either very safely secured and/or being consistently monitored. If you have technology at your disposal such as GPS tracking, King Pin Locks, Air Cuff locks, Landing Gear Locks, heavy-duty trailer door locks are all being used to the fullest extent possible – both in-transit and in stationary storage. All technological assets, whatever they may be, need to be deployed during these holiday periods.

 

From Chuck Forsaith,  HDA Pharmaceutical Cargo Security Coalition:

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2018 PCSC Educational Seminar May 15 - 17 Announced

Promotion for 2018 PCSC Educational Seminar was officially launched yesterday. It will be held at the Novartis Corporate Headquarters in East Hanover, New Jersey on May 15ththrough the 17th. This supply chain security event brings together those within healthcare, as well as folks in other industries and those that support those industries (transportation, insurance, warehousing, brokerage, etc…). Anyone who ships or stores goods can get value from what is presented. Held annually since 2006, this once-a-year supply chain security educational event has always been a popular, interactive instruction, opportunity.

Novartis East Hanover NJ

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