ATA releases trucking cargo security guidebook

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The American Trucking Associations on Monday, Dec. 22, released the ATA Certified Cargo Security Professional Resource Guidebook, which it says provides a detailed synopsis of motor carrier security from pickup to delivery. Developed by ATA’s Security Council, the 186-page guidebook helps readers evaluate and manage risk and trucking security, whether physical security en route and at a facility; personnel; or information and computer security.

The CCSP guidebook covers investigations in the logistics environment, emergency disaster management, federal security regulations for hazardous materials transportation, cross-border security, intermodal security and food security. In addition, the guidebook is the study resource for the CCSP Certification examination administered through ATA and recognized by the North American Transportation Management Institute. The CCSP Certification is a specialty credential that denotes a level of knowledge and skill in the design, implementation and administration of security protection in the cargo/transportation industry.

“Eighty percent of all communities in the U.S. rely solely on trucks for the products and goods they receive, including food, books, clothing, electronics, automobiles and medical supplies,” says Bill Graves, ATA president and chief executive officer. “Securing the transportation infrastructure and supply chain against potential acts of cargo theft, natural disaster, organized crime and even terrorism is a critical piece of the homeland security effort. ATA established the CCSP Certification and accompanying CCSP Resource Guidebook to address this vital need by expanding and unifying our industry’s approach to security.”

The guidebook — part of the ATA Business Solutions line of products, events and services — can be purchased at www.atabusinesssolutions.com or by calling 866-821-3468.