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Trucking Security Requirements (TSR)

The TAPA Trucking Security Requirements (TSR) specifies the minimum acceptable security standards for assets traveling throughout the supply chain and the methods to be used in maintaining those standards.

TSR outlines the processes and specifications for Suppliers to attain TAPA compliance to the TSR on their transport operations. It is the intention of TAPA members to select Suppliers which meet or exceed TAPA TSR compliance requirements. Successful implementation of the TSR is dependent upon Suppliers and Buyers working in concert to accurately interpret, adopt and audit against these requirements.

TAPA members need reputable Telematics partners to provide professional & technically qualified systems to monitor trucks & trailers carrying high value targeted theft (HVTT) cargo. It is imperative that the system & software meets the minimum specifications and provides accurate information and data to an appropriate Control Centre. Any failure to provide these minimum specifications could result in the control measures being compromised and increase the chances of a theft occurring.


TAPA TSR 2020 English Version

TAPA TSR 2020 Chinese Version 中文版

TSR Locking Systems Guidance

Sample TSR 2020 Audit Template - Hard Sided Trucks and Trailers

Sample TSR 2020 Audit Template - Rigid Vans OR Fixed Body Trucks

Sample TSR 2020 Audit Template - Sea Container Road Transport

Sample TSR 2020 Audit Template - Soft Sided Truck and Trailer

TSR Level 3 Self-Certification Online Audit Tool User Guide

TSR Waiver Form

Waiver Process

Shadow Audit Process

Standards Master Glossary

Standards Master Glossary 中文版

TAPA TSR 2017 English Version

TAPA TSR 2017 Chinese Version 中文版

TAPA TSR 2017 Thai Version รุ่นประเทศไทย

TSR 2017 Audit Form


For TAPA members self-certifying TSR Level 3 or conducting TSR Level 3 annual interim self-audit only.

The TAPA Self-Certification Programme was commenced on the 1st March 2015 and is currently free for members.

In partnership with BSI, the TAPA Self-Certification Programme runs on an online audit tool, which has eliminated the previous manual processes involved in the certification submission process, making it quicker for TAPA trained in-house auditors completing the TAPA Trucking Security Requirements (TSR) Level 3 self-certification.

Members who plan to apply and complete the TAPA Self-Certification Programme for TSR Level 3, please follow the steps below.

Step 1:
Read User Guide

Click to download the online Audit Tool User Guide before you commence the process.

Step 2:
Submit Online Submission Form

Click to open the Online Submission Form and fill in the details.

Step 3:
Create Self-Certification Account

An email will be sent to you for account creation. The assessment link will be provided.

Please note that from 1st July 2020, TAPA 2017 Standards are non-certifiable. Any audit submission after 1st July 2020 for new certifications and re-certifications will need to be under TAPA 2020 Standards.


In exceptional circumstances, the TAPA CA may be confronted with a waiver request for a specific security requirement in part or whole on behalf of the Supplier. TAPA reviews and approves/denies all waiver requests. It is the TAPA CA’s responsibility to decide whether the request is valid, and that substantial mitigating reason(s) exist that led to the waiver application. Request for waivers is more likely to be approved by TAPA if alternative security controls are introduced to mitigate the security exposure.

Waivers are valid for up to a maximum of 3 year. The original requirement must be completed on the expiration date of the waiver or requested and approved again.


Shadow Audits are defined as inspections conducted by TAPA Asia on sites certified by External Audit Companies under the TAPA Memorandum of Understanding (M.O.U.). They are conducted for the purpose of ensuring correct and consistent application of TAPA Freight Security Requirements (FSR) conducted by External Auditors in Asia Pacific. Shadow Audits are also designed to evaluate the quality of audits conducted by external auditors representing TAPA-Appointed External Audit Companies.

TAPA APAC shall inform the relevant External Audit Companies of any non-conformances or irregularities found during a Shadow Audit and shall require them to initiate action to resolve those non-conformances or irregularities. Such resolution shall be strictly between the external audit companies and the Facility concerned. Failure by the external audit companies to resolve non-conformances or irregularities within a prescribed period determined by TAPA APAC, may result in the cancellation of the certification status of the affected site. TAPA APAC, at its sole discretion, may also take appropriate action against the external audit company concerned.

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