Over 90% of cargo losses reported to TAPA’s Incident Information Services (IIS) involve criminal attacks on vehicles.

TAPA’s Trucking Security Requirements (TSR) were developed, and are updated every three years, by supply chain security professionals to protect products transported over road as well as to improve the safety of drivers and vehicles.

The Standard is applicable for:

  • Hard-sided truck and trailer
  • Rigid van or fixed body truck
  • Sea container rad transportation
  • Soft-sided truck and trailer

The TSR Standard specifies the:

  • Minimum acceptable security standard
  • Methods to be used in maintaining those standards
  • Processes and specifications for service providers to attain TAPA certification for their trucking operations.

Similar to the FSR Standard, it is the intention of TAPA members to select service providers which meet or exceed TAPA’s certification requirements and this selection process is aided for members by access to a downloadable list of TSR certified operators.

Successful implementation of the TSR Standard is dependent upon service providers (including any subcontractors used), TAPA-approved auditors and buyer of trucking services working together to accurately interpret, adopt and audit against these requirements.

In the Downloads section, you will find more information and documents to assist you in your TAPA TSR planning and certification.

TAPA members can also download a list of TSR certified service providers and recognised TTSP (TAPA TSR Service Partner) companies in the members area of this website. (Login needed)

The Locking Systems Guidance (LSG) – also available to download – has been created to assist members in the identification and selection of suitable locking systems. The LSG is intended to compliment the TAPA Trucking Security Requirements Standard.

Sample Audit Templates

In the downloads section, you can access the ‘sample audit’ template(s) for the 2020 TSR Standard. Please note that since the 2020 revision of the TSR Standard and integration of the BSI audit tool, the previous Audit Excel Form is no any longer available.

These templates are simply to assist you in preparations for your forthcoming certification and should not be used for any other purpose or shared with any third party without TAPA’s permission. TAPA. For further information, please contact TAPA by

Content of these documents is copyright protected and cannot be reproduced in any way without the permission of TAPA.

Our Standards Team will answer any questions you have about the TAPA Security Standards. You can contact the team directly using the Standards Question Submission Form below.

TAPA Standards – Questions Admission Form

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