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Why do we need PSR?

In the EMEA region alone in 2017, 70% of all cargo crimes reported to TAPA’s Incident Information Service (IIS) involved trucks which had stopped in unsecured parking locations. The number of these incidents – 2,019 in total – also represented a 90% increase in these incidents over the previous year. With more and more trucks on the road, the lack of suitable parking areas is making cargo vehicles an attractive and, often, relatively easy target for criminals. Many previous initiatives to tackle the insufficient level of secure parking have failed. In response to TAPA members’ concerns – and based on the Association’s success with its other Facility Security Requirements (FSR) and Trucking Security Requirements (TSR), TAPA decided to develop and manage its own secure parking standard to benefit its members as well as the wider supply chain industry. PSR has been developed in close consultation with TAPA’s Manufacturer and Logistics Service Provider members – buyers of parking places – as well as with Parking Place Operators As and we now have a recognised Standard for secure parking that has been created by the industry, for the industry. We hope our efforts will convince hundreds of parking place operators to join our scheme and provide a choice of effective and affordable parking which meets all of the security level requirements of our industry. 

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