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Program helps train truckers to hit the road for security

Even before Sept. 11, 2001, truckers were keeping an eye out for things that didn’t quite look right – an erratic driver, a stalled vehicle or someone who consistently cut off other cars or rigs. After Sept. 11, truckers changed their focus to looking for rigs parked by the road with no driver in sight. Or by a federal building. Odd loads were noted too, such as a delivery of chemicals dropped off at a storage unit, and not a factory. Now officially called “Highway Watch,” the effort generates between 200 and 300 calls a month nationally to a 24-hour center in rural Kentucky, said John Willard, spokesman for the American Trucking Associations, the trade group for the nation’s truck drivers and the group that runs Highway Watch. Full Story

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