— The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration, in cooperation with The Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA), has issued a new publication, Safeguarding America’s Transportation System — Security Guide for Truck Rental Company Employees.
The guide, prepared by the federal government with input from TRALA, is part of a cooperative effort to heighten security awareness within the truck rental industry. The guide identifies certain behaviors and actions that employees of truck rental companies should be on the look out for during the workday. It also provides helpful information needed to report potential security threats. It is expected that the guide will augment existing security policies and procedures already in place within the industry. TRALA is also working on a security self-assessment guide that will soon be available for all truck renting and leasing companies. The guide is a helpful tool for companies to use in assessing their own security situation and in identifying areas where appropriate improvements can be made.