MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. , May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- In today's economy, the trucking and shipping industry faces unique and specific issues in regard to critical areas such as assets, equipment and personnel. In this industry, employers must protect expensive inventory and equipment from misuse, theft and environmental dangers as well as maintain employee well-being. In order to reduce these risks, employers must ensure the use of technology to protect their assets and employees.
Frost & Sullivan recently partnered with Protection One, one of the nation's largest providers of monitored security services, to look at the physical security needs in the shipping and trucking industry. The study focused on ways the industry can look to technology and physical security solutions to help prevent or reduce damage from fire, natural disasters, theft, vandalism, harassment and workplace violence.
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"Due to their exposed locations and dynamic operations, which usually consist of a combination of warehouses, maintenance areas, docks, garages, offices and parking lots, providers in the trucking and shipping industry face an increasing number of threats," says Frost & Sullivan Industry Analyst Dilip Sarangan . "The use of physical security solutions has proved to help trucking and shipping companies reduce losses and improve profitability."
John Todd , national account manager for Protection One, added, "Logistics providers, who work with high-value, sensitive or hazardous materials, face the ever-present threat of loss and damage from both inside and outside elements. In addition, businesses that depend on the logistics industry to move goods from point of origin to point of sale often require a certain level of security. Depending on the types of materials distributed, where they are being moved from, and what method of shipment or storage will be used, logistics providers also face federal mandates related to safety and security. The very nature of the trucking and shipping industry requires comprehensive, flexible security solutions, and today's technology makes the options for protecting assets more convenient and affordable than ever."
The trucking and shipping industry, which employs millions, remains a strong backbone of the U.S. economy. The current economic downturn has only intensified the importance of using security technology to reduce losses and increase profits. It remains essential to use technology and security solutions to solve some of the business issues impacting the industry. Increasing availability of customized solutions to address each issue has helped trucking and shipping companies use technology to improve their bottom line.