Counter terror advice for commercial vehicle operators


The Department for Transport (DfT) has issued new guidance designed to prevent terrorists getting access to commercial vehicles, amid concerns over the rise in attacks where a commercial vehicle has been used.

In 2017, three of the five attacks which took place in London and Manchester used a vehicle as a weapon.

In the wake of these attacks, the DfT worked alongside security experts from Counter Terrorism Policing to create an industry-specific guidance document to help transport businesses, operators, managers and drivers mitigate the threat of their vehicles being used in an attack.

The guidance covers all aspects of vehicle and site security, including a 10-point checklist for vehicle security for commercial drivers – which will help prevent crime and acts of terrorism, protect an organisation’s reputation and, ultimately, keep us all safer.

Find the guidance here.