The tank truck industry is responsible for getting both hazardous and non-hazardous liquids safely to their destination, but in every mile of the route, they must also insure that their paylod is not damaged or tampered with along the way. Securing valves and hatches with ISO 17712 approved cable locks is one way to insure payload safety while on the road.
The ISO 17712 standards were created in response to a post-911 heightened awareness of safety on the road. C-TPAT (Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism) established these standards to prevent theft, contamination, or damage to materials being shipped. It specifies a cable and locking system that requires a bolt or cable cutter to open it. It also specifies a permanent marking system be used that won't fade, weather or wear off.
For many would be thieves or vandals, just the sight of a cable lock seal on tank truck valves and hatches will stop them. For others who might be prepared, a 1/8-inch cable lock will still be a deterrent. Since the goal of the thief or vandal is to get in and out quickly, anything that slows down their activity is enough to make them think twice.
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