Security guidance for goods vehicle operators and drivers

Steps to help reduce the threat of goods vehicles being used as a weapon.



Goods vehicles on UK roads could be targeted or stolen by individuals for use in an attack.

This guidance sets out simple steps transport operators and drivers should take to promote a good security culture in their organisations and help keep vehicles secure and employees safe.

It includes a security checklist that provides advice for drivers to reduce the risk of their vehicles being stolen for use in an attack.

In this guidance, the term ‘goods vehicles’ applies to a vehicle designed to carry goods or materials rather than passengers, such as a small van or a lorry.

Guidance on security measures to prevent commercial vehicles, including vans, lorries, buses, coaches and cranes, from being used as weapons in acts of terrorism and serious and organised crime is also available.

Published 6 August 2019