Alexandria, VA, June 28, 2005 – The Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA) in cooperation with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today launched a new resource on their website, “Safeguarding America’s Transportation System – Security Guide for Truck Rental Company Employees.” DHS and TRALA have prepared this guide for truck renting and leasing companies and are providing it to them as part of a cooperative effort to improve transportation security. To view the guide, click on www.trala.organd follow the link.
“We are pleased to offer the industry this new online tool,” said TRALA Chairman Mark Siegal, president of Edart NationaLease in Hartford, Connecticut. “This brochure is part of the cooperative effort between TRALA and DHS aimed at protecting our nation’s transportation system. Security and safety are key components to truck renting and leasing industry operations and we are committed to keeping our industry moving forward on this front.”
This new guide is available to assist employees of truck rental companies in defining and identifying potential security threats. It was created to augment member companies’ current policies and procedures and to provide a consolidated list of key security concerns. It also includes pertinent contact information at the DHS and the Transportation Security Administration for reporting potential security threats.
“Security is a critical issue for our industry and TRALA will continue to work with government officials and our own security experts in our ongoing commitment to improving transportation security,” said TRALA President and CEO Peter Vroom. “We want to enhance and promote appropriate security measures for our industry. We encourage all our members’ employees to refer to this guide along with their own companies’ security procedures. They are the front line in thwarting security threats.”
In addition to being available as an online resource on TRALA’s website, DHS will distribute printed copies of the Security Guide to truck renting and leasing industry companies.
TRALA, based in Alexandria, VA, is a voluntary, non-profit national trade association, organized in 1978 to provide a unified and focused voice for the truck renting and leasing industry. TRALA’s membership includes more than 500 leasing and rental firms and 100 suppliers that make up nearly the entire truck renting and leasing industry. The renting and leasing industry is responsible for approximately 35 percent of all new Class 3 through 8 commercial truck registrations.