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Truckers To Watch for Terrorists

Tuesday, 14 May 2002 12:00 AM

The American Trucking Association said Monday that its Anti-terrorism Action Plan will train drivers to recognize suspicious activities that could be linked to terrorism and then quickly spread the word of any potential threats among the countless trucks on the road.

"The trucking security plan escalates as alert levels rise by increasing driver vigilance of interstate highways, bridges, tunnels, and seaports, activating driver-dispatcher check-ins, and adding regular broadcasts of cargo theft and hijackings,” the ATA said in a release. "Updated threat information from federal authorities would also be broadcast to drivers.”

Trucks have been a source of concern to U.S. security officials since Sept. 11 because they carry potentially dangerous cargoes of chemicals, fertilizer and petroleum.

The ATA’s plan includes the establishment of a toll-free telephone number that drivers can use to report suspicious activities. The information from the nation’s new breed of foot soldiers will then be passed on to appropriate law enforcement agencies.

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