Recommended Practice

Conducting Revenue and Nonrevenue Vehicle Security Inspections


This recommended practice establishes guidelines for implementation and oversight of revenue and/or nonrevenue vehicle inspection protocol.

Document History
Document Number Version Publication Date Publication Related Information
APTA SS-SRM-RP-012-09 Rev. 1 07/29/2022 Published Current
APTA SS-SRM-RP-012-09 10/15/2009 Published Superseded


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Revenue and/or nonrevenue vehicle security inspections are recommended to ensure that vehicles are free from defects, tampering, sabotage, suspicious objects and/or reconfiguration in the electromechanical systems and other components and wiring that could indicate potential security concerns or hazards, or otherwise elicit suspicion. These procedures are in addition to routine pre-use operational safety inspections (fluid levels, tire pressures, etc.). 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 services provided.

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