The Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in cooperation with the Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA) has issued a new publication to help truck renting and leasing firms improve security.
Entitled “Safeguarding America’s Transportation System – Security Guide for Truck Rental Company Employees,” the guide represents just part of a cooperative effort to heighten security awareness within the truck leasing & rental industry.
“We are pleased to have the opportunity to collaborate with the federal government in disseminating this important security-related information to our industry,” said TRALA chairman Mark Siegal, president of Hartford, CT-based Edart NationaLease. “Security and safety are key components to truck renting and leasing operations and we are committed to keeping our industry moving forward on this front.”
The guide identifies certain behaviors and actions that employees of truck rental companies should be on the look out for during the workday and is expected to augment existing security policies and procedures already in place within the industry.
“Security is a top priority for our industry and TRALA will continue to work with government officials and our own security experts in our ongoing commitment to transportation security,” said TRALA president & CEO Peter Vroom.
Vroom added that TRALA is also working on a security self-assessment guide that will soon be made available to all truck renting and leasing companies to enable them to identify areas in which their own security arrangements can be improved.