Recommended Practice

Conducting Nonrevenue Vehicle Security Inspections


This Recommended Practice establishes guidelines for implementation and oversight of a nonrevenue vehicle inspection protocol.

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Document Number Version Publication Date Publication Related Information
APTA SS-SRM-RP-003-09 10/15/2009 Published Current


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This Recommended Practice establishes guidelines for implementation and oversight. It includes criteria for basic searches by employees, law enforcement agents and security staff, including K9 teams scaled to transit agency size or transportation service(s) provided. This check is recommended to ensure that the
vehicle is free from defects, tampering, sabotage, or suspicious objects and/or reconfiguration in the electromechanical systems and/or other components and wiring that could endanger passengers, employees or others, disrupt or deny service, or cause damage to surrounding vehicles or facilities. These procedures are in addition to routine pre-use operational safety inspections (i.e. fluid levels, tire pressures, etc).

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