Drivers and organisations operating on European roads have been the victims of organised criminal attacks and security incidents. Cargo theft, cargo damage, lost shipments and migrant break-ins are just a few of the risks faced by lorry drivers every day. Cargo theft alone amounts to a multi-billion-euro annual loss to the transport sector. Drivers in all cases have been seriously affected both physically and psychologically.
One serious new threat faced by drivers is migrants forcefully boarding the Lorries in order to smuggle themselves across borders. In addition to this, Customs agencies are issuing large fines to the drivers per migrant found in the trailers or containers. This is also creating a financial loss to the organisations for damaged goods especially when transporting sensitive cargo, such as food and pharmaceutical goods.