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Security Guards for commercial trucking companies

By Charles Willis Subscribe to RSS | March 16th 2012 | Views:

Commercial trucking companies need the services of private security guards and security companies for various reasons. Most commercial trucking companies own warehouses in which they store valuable goods. They also ship and receive merchandise, which requires checks and balances counting the merchandise and ensuring that merchandise gets recorded properly and does not get lost or stolen. In many cases trucking companies park trucks with valuables on their property or store it for other companies. In any case these companies are vulnerable for theft, burglary and vandalism.  Private security companies can provide security guard services, which include shipping and receiving services, general patrol of the property and trucks, access control and several customer service functions. That will not only strengthen the security of the facility and of the transferring procedures at the property, but also provide a sense of security to management and employees.

It is extremely important for commercial trucking companies to choose the right security company, because the trust of the client that merchandise is delivered safely and on time is the most important asset of the company. A good security company will provide their client with a free security consultation by an experienced security consultant. The security consultant will assess the client's operations and security risks and will devise a security plan after seeking input from the client's management. The security plan will include detailed post orders for the security officers and security supervisors. It will also include procedures and paperwork recommendations to strengthen checks and balances when merchandise is transferred.

A good security company will provide well trained licensed security officers with experience in warehouses and commercial trucking facilities. The security guards must possess impeccable communication and report writing skills. They must possess attention to detail and have to be properly supervised and held accountable. The security company must provide frequent supervisory visits to ensure security procedures and post orders are followed. Many times employees at warehouse are lax with security procedures which often lead to external but also internal employee theft. Security officers when properly supervised and trained will ensure that company employees will adhere to security protocol. The overall security and safety behaviors and procedures will be stronger with diligent and professional security guards in place.

It is important to partner with the right security company, because the right security plan, well trained security guards, professional supervision and a responsive security company will save commercial trucking companies a lot of money. Merchandise, the company property and employees will be save and company management will be able to focus on their core business while having the peace of mind that security is provided by a professional partner. Many commercial trucking companies have budget constraints, but the right security company will devise a security plan that works within the security budget.

Charles Willis - About Author:
Charles Willis is a security consultant for a security company in Los Angeles frequently training and coaching Los Angeles Security Guards and Dallas Fort Worth Security Guards. He has provided security consultations to numerous Fortune 500 companies and smaller businesses. He is recognized as one of the specialists in the security consultation field.

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