Cargo Security Still Stalling
Despite increased attention, cargo security is still sorely lacking, according to cargo industry executives. A recent survey, shows that 62 percent of executives named background checks of workers and drivers as a very important measure, but only 14 percent said that industry performance in this arena was excellent. The disparity between importance and performance was vast for the other nine measures listed as well, such as cargo inspection (41 percent said it was very important, while only 4 percent gave the industry high marks on that measure) and improved operational procedures (50 percent versus 2 percent). More information on the survey of 103 executives, conducted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on behalf of Deloitte & Touche LLP, can be obtained by contacting Deloitte via SM Online.