Metal truck seals – security seals with all metal parts made from metallic sheet and having a fixed length of closure that ensures a high sealing security at tensions and flexing resistance.
They represent the ideal solution for sealing the trucks in the custom transit. This security solution is a metal strip security seal suited for use on trailers and container doors.
Metal truck seals management
Constant monitoring of security seals within a documented framework will mitigate the risk of pilferage, which could cause damage to your brand and loss of customers.
Here are 5 tips you should consider when looking at security sealing.
PROCUREMENT of the security seals
The selection of metal truck seals should be based on key factors such as:
Your current security sealing practices
Value of assets in transit
Types of security sealing application
For effective tracking of inventory, customization can be applied from a variety of printing options and colors, which can make the security seals unique to your business and tailored to your application.
STORAGE AND INSTALLATION of the security seals
Once your selected metal truck seals have been delivered, it is important to visually inspect them to ensure that they have not been compromised on the way, and keep a detailed log of the delivered security seals. The security seals should then be stored in a secure area, only accessible by authorized personnel.
They will need to maintain a log of outbound seals and record information before a security seal is allowed to leave your secure storage location, such as time of release, seal description, application, vehicle number, and identity of the person installing the security seals.
Only personnel who have been trained on the proper installation method should be allowed to operate the security seal.
INSPECTION of the security seals
Before the security seal is applied, you will need to conduct a visual inspection of the seal and the locking area. To confirm if the security seal has been installed correctly, gently pull the seal apart to ensure that the locking mechanism has been properly engaged. This will ensure the goods for transit are secure for delivery.
REMOVAL of the security seals
When the cargo arrives at its destination, the metal truck seal should be visually inspected for any irregularities or tamper marks.
During inspection, gently pull the seal apart to ensure that the locking mechanism has not been compromised. Any errors or discrepancies can highlight potential attempts of pilferage or theft, and should be reported and documented immediately.
DISPOSAL of the security seals
The metal truck seals should be destroyed after use to prevent fraudulent use of old seals. Methods of destruction such as crushing and cutting will ensure that the locking mechanism and marking of the seals are no longer distinguishable after use. Methods of recycling the metal from which the seals are made are desirable under the current conditions of environmental protection.