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26th August 1966, Page 25
26th August 1966
Page 25
Page 25, 26th August 1966 — CURBING THE CANADIAN HIJACKER
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Toronto security officer describes method during visit to UK

MODERN criminals are expertly organized; to combat their efforts truck operators must do likewise in organizing the security of their own activities. It must constitute a positive policy and not an afterthought.

So maintained Mr. Colin H. E. Yenning, chief security officer, Smith Transport Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, when talking to the Press on Monday at a meeting arranged by Mr. J. T. Brown, chairman of the vehicles security committee representing the RHA, TRTA and other bodies.

In line with such a policy was the creation in 1957 of the office he now held. Smith Transport has 2,600 employees, 2,100 trailers and 900 tractive units at 31 terminals. Last year 1.1m tons were moved and veh ides travelled 17.5m. miles.

To cope with these activities, Mr. Vennini has responsible to him a security staff con sisting of 12 uniformed guards based at the Toronto headquarters and five at Montreal together with assistant security officers a both cities.

In addition to security organization withit a company, Mr. Yenning reported that active measures were being taken towards the better understanding of security problem by the exchange of information between the parties concerned. To this end, within the Automotive Transport Association oi Ontario a theft control committee of the freight claim bureaux had been formed.

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