(a) Preparing legible bills of lading.
(b) Rotating driver among runs.
(c) Changing truck stops frequently.
(d) On multipiece shipments, labeling by shippers of each package.
(a) Receiving personnel should use prenumbered forms.
are recorded deliverable merchandise.
Copies should be sent to purchasing
and accounts payable.
(b) Personnel should report discrepancies immediately
terminal manager and/or security officer for investigation.
(c) Personnel should compare delivery receipts by the
driver; terminal control copies and all bills should be accounted for.
Cargo Loss and Prevention. Many factors add to the loss of billions of
dollars to the government in cargo each year.
Unfortunately, no program
could possibly eliminate all losses; however, an awareness, re-enforced with
a. Cargo plus apathy equals loss.
Personnel charged with the
responsibilities of shipping, transporting and receiving of cargo must be
indoctrinated; they must be kept proficient in security procedures.
personnel must be aware of their responsibilities.
Ensuring high employee
morale is a valuable management tool.
Such morale aids the solicitation of
b. As stated before, there is one way of ensuring the security of cargo
in transit: that is by having the responsibility of the cosigner, the carrier
and the consignee clearly established.
The protection of property and
materiel in transit is the duty of the one who has custody of the shipment.
Designating responsibility encourages supervision.
No supervision invites
pilferaging and sabotage.
c. Preparation of a packing list is necessary on all shipments; this
aids the transportation officer in determining shortages.
d. The lack of perimeter fencing and port lighting contributes to the
loss of cargo.
Such security measures are a must around cargo warehouses,
railways, and vehicle and pedestrian gates.