- SAN DIEGO -- Satellite
Security Systems (S3), a global provider of asset security and logistics
control, in cooperation with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and InterState
Oil Company, dramatically demonstrated the first wireless remote shutdown
of a fully loaded moving petrochemical tanker truck.
- From S3's headquarters in San Diego -- 530 miles from
the demonstration site -- satellite communications were used to disable
the truck in seconds, proving S3's GlobalGuard and FleetGuard a viable
solution to the challenge of controlling rogue hazardous waste vehicles
that could pose a threat to homeland security.
- The event, conducted on CHP Academy grounds in Sacramento
and administered by the CHP, addresses ongoing concerns about the affordability
of effective security technology, stealthiness of such a security device,
and how GPS monitoring can be incorporated safely into law enforcement
- The need to secure trucks carrying hazardous-waste or
petrochemical products is of paramount concern to trucking companies, California
Independent Oil Marketing Association (CIOMA) members, and State and Federal
- While the California state government may be voting as
early as January on Assembly Bill (AB) 575 (requiring truck disabling devices,
global positioning or other "location reporting systems" on hazardous
material haulers), the CHP has been tasked with researching various technologies
to support these regulatory initiatives.
- InterState Oil Stays Ahead of Legislation
- InterState Oil Company is one enterprise focused on day-to-day
homeland security needs. A full service, multi-line wholesale distributor
of petroleum and related products, the company recently deployed S3's GlobalGuard
and FleetGuard to its entire fleet of trucks.
- FleetGuard is a desktop application that works with GlobalGuard
to view, command, and control each vehicle in an entire fleet at once.
GlobalGuard is a security communications system, based on ReFLEX technology
and Global Positioning System (GPS), providing up-to-the-minute vehicle
location and control of fixed and mobile assets.
- "InterState Oil has already gained significant operational
efficiencies since implementing FleetGuard," said Brent W. Andrews,
vice president of InterState Oil Company and board member of the California
Independent Oil Marketers Association (CIOMA).
- "We researched a variety of technologies and S3
was the only one with an affordable, scalable, and commercially viable
solution that improves everyday efficiency and provides the level of security
that will soon be required for all HazMat transportation operations."
- "Companies like Interstate Oil that are proactive
in installing these enterprise-wide oversight systems are making a contribution
to the security of the nation and realizing operational efficiencies in
the process," said John Phillips, president and chief operating officer
of Satellite Security Systems.