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Your Expert Navigators – Supply Chain Best Practices during COVID-19 Pandemic

According to SensiGuard, these times merit special measures for Freight Brokers, Freight Forwarders, Motor Carriers and others in the transportation industry:

  • In-demand items (sanitizers, soaps, facemasks, pantry staples) should receive increased security protocols. These items will be targeted more aggressively during the pandemic.
  • Allow additional time to search for parking.
  • Do not leave cargo unattended, even for a brief period.
  • Instruct drivers to inspect trailers and seals prior to initiating route and at all stops, to ensure curtains/doors have not been penetrated.
  • Confirm receiver availability and hours of operation as they may have changed.
  • Be prepared for notification mid-route that a receiving facility will be closed and be prepared to locate alternate destinations.
  • If your organization has not done so already, conduct desktop assessments of your warehousing options and your provider’s security levels at any alternate sites. Example: Have your Logistics Service Providers (LSPs), provide feedback to you now on what warehouses are TAPA-compliant or what existing security measures are in place. (Read More)
  • Additionally, LSPs should consider conducting a TAPA self-assessment as part of a desktop exercise for any complacency, or new vulnerabilities.
  • Covert GPS tracking and active monitoring of high-risk shipments are highly recommended, as they have proven to be the most effective protocols to both mitigate in-transit theft and facilitate successful recovery of stolen product.