TSA Bolstering Shipping Security


Agency calls for technology-enhanced driver training as a key element in the nation’s effort to safeguard the supply chain against terrorism.

In an effort to ensure that security in the transportation system is at its best, the United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has selected 35 representatives, including two from the American Trucking Associations and one from the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, to become voting members of its newly created Surface Transportation Security Advisory Committee.

Voting members will serve two-year terms and will report to TSA Administrator David Pekoske on surface transportation security matters. “Trucking is the linchpin of the nation’s supply chain,” says John Kearney, CEO, Advanced Training Systems LLC. “The TSA clearly understands that drivers will be front and center in remaining on the alert for supply-related threats.”

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Source: MH&L