c. Control measures for trucks.
(1) An ID system should be used to establish customer identification,
i.e., truck driver and driver's helpers.
The most common ID systems are:
single card or badge; card or badge exchange; and multiple cards or badges.
(5) Maintain a truck register. Include in it the name of the truck
owner, signatures of driver and helper, description of load, and date and
time of entrance and departure.
(7) Provide for examination of the truck or other conveyance, if
feasible, for detection of unauthorized items.
The methods of loading can aid security by placing
sensitive items where they are not easily accessible. A typical area would
be forward or in the middle of the truck bed.
If van-type trucks are not
available, one or more large items placed in the rear of the load will offer
some concealment protection.
Large trucks and trailers should be used to
deter diversion by drivers en route. Loads are checked for completeness by
using the TCMD for the cargo. Traffic into and out of loading and unloading
areas should be carefully routed. It should facilitate ample opportunity for
the security force to check all vehicles.
Provide each driver specific route and strip maps.
Make arrangements for alternate routes, refueling points, parking and
billeting as needed. Any truck which leaves the prescribed route should be
investigated by escorting MPs.
Whenever possible, avoid routes with steep
grades and obstructions.
Avoid routes with one-way streets, or heavy
Such avoidance will reduce vulnerability to theft caused by slow
speeds or halts.
Sometimes such routes cannot be avoided and pilferage
attempts are expected. If so, extra measures may be taken by assigning MPs
to the critical parts of the route. In the theater of operations, planning
and preparation of convoy routing must include both physical and tactical
This is especially true in regard to convoy halts.
locations for halts before the convoy departs; ensure the area is relatively
secure and under surveillance of a security force. One of the benefits of an
aerial reconnaissance before convoy departure is the identification of
problem areas along the route.
Pipeline systems are used widely for delivery of
bulk petroleum products in theaters of operations. These systems consist of