Shippers and transport companies are often faced with difficulties that were not typical of other industries. If a delay in payment, the failure of maturity date - are a common problem for many companies, the theft of goods - a unique and characteristic only of the transport industry in trouble. In itself, the greater danger on the roads are not the cargo, and drivers of vehicles.
Annually because of theft shippers losing hundreds of millions of dollars. Shippers try to deal with freight theft, but it is often like fighting windmills.
In addition to the theft other hazards the high level of competition between carriers await shippers: missing, damaged (broken or dirty) goods lost cargo.
In this case, there are some rules that are common to all carriers and to help increase the safety of cargo and reduce losses on the road:
1. The main rule - is good condition of the transport and its compliance with the carried goods. Agree, it's strange to carry a couple of TVs in the refrigerator. Also, the type of cargo and transport must comply with the security system of the vehicle.
2. The driver is responsible for the cargo must keep safe all the information about the cargo and transport, that is, to avoid the presence of unauthorized persons in communication with the controller. Small number of people in the course of carriage parts, significantly reduces the risk that someone will be able to take advantage of this scam information.
3. Optimal planning of road freight, from loading and ending recreation driver. Rest must be paid no less attention than the work, because of how the driver is feel, it depends for its attention on the road and avoid extremes.
Driver in any case should not sleep in the cab of his transport along the route should be chosen the halting and rest: / Inns with paid guarded parking for trucks. The latter is particularly important to prevent theft in cargo transportation.
4. Required constant communication between driver and dispatcher. Modern methods of communication allow the controller constantly monitor the movement of vehicles anywhere in the country. Accordingly, the driver is less temptation to deviate from the given schedule. On the other hand, it is potentially protected from criminal problems, because if his car will be idle for a while, or deviate from the intended path - this will account manager who will immediately clarifying the problems encountered with the transport.