The logistics operator Alpensped has implemented a special safety program. Thanks to the new solution the company managed to reduce the number of cargo thefts by as much as 70 percent in one of the European countries.
Cargo theft is a real headache for carriers. Alpensped decided to solve this problem by developing and implementing a special program consisting of over 20 security measures. Thanks to this, in one of the countries of Southeastern Europe, the company managed to reduce the number of thefts by as much as 70 percent in the last year.
How is this possible?
The Alpenspeda concept is based on two pillars: accurate recording and documentation of incidents and extensive incident management measures.
According to the company’s recommendations, drivers can spend their rests only in guarded parking lots. In addition, they cannot leave their vehicle unattended. After each break, they must check the load for any irregularities.
In addition, truckers are prohibited from taking passengers on the route, as well as leaving the previously designated route.
In summary, our concept of safety covers more than 20 measures,” explains Christian Faggin, managing director of Alpensped.
From the beginning of July, operator vehicle monitoring was carried out even with the help of a special tool developed by Alpensped and Volkswagen in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences in Heilbronn. After a one-year testing phase, Alpensped intends to integrate them with its own transport management system. This should further increase transparency and transport safety.
According to Faggin, the next step to increase security is joining the TAPA association (Technology Asset Protection Association).