Transportation Sector

The Dangers of Brokering

Are any of your shipments of products (truckloads or otherwise) being “brokered” to other, unknown, independent shippers/truckers without your knowledge?

An organization may take the appropriate precautions to safeguard its employees and products in-house, but who is being entrusted to deliver those products to clients and customers? A hijacked or lost truckload of a company’s products will have an extremely negative impact on any business, its reputation and the trustworthiness of the product lost or stolen. All of which are entirely avoidable when the proper care and concern is taken through the implementation and management of a robust supply chain security program. Such a program will evaluate the risks associated with the supply chain in reviewing the product’s “cradle to grave” path.

Through the implementation of policies and procedures, the use of technology and partnership with industry-leading global logistics security services companies and public sector entities (CTPAT), or a combination thereof, Crucible has the experience required to guide an organization’s supply chain security program to significantly limit the potentiality of these occurrences.


The Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) is a voluntary public-private sector partnership program which recognizes that United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) can provide the highest level of cargo security only through close cooperation with the principle stakeholders of the international supply chain such as importers, carriers, consolidators, licensed customs brokers and manufacturers. The Security and Accountability for Every Port Act of 2006 provided a statutory framework for the CTPAT program and imposed strict program oversight requirements. CTPAT is but one layer in CBP’s multi-layered cargo enforcement strategy. Through this program, CBP works with the trade community to strengthen international supply chains and improve US border security.

Crucible is well versed in the CTPAT initiative and in collaborating with public sector entities to enhance an organization’s supply chain security program. Call 201-252-2532 today for a free, no-obligation assessment of your company’s supply chain security program.

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