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TSA's Highway Anti-Terrorism Program Helps Foil Hijacking and Bomb Plots (February 28, 2012, 08:52:42 AM)
Many think of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA ) as the individuals in our airports who prepare us for screening prior to boarding an aircraft; however, with over 200,000 trained First Observers contributing to recent success in foiling a February 2011 motorcoach hijacking and a...

Federal Player of the Week: Helping to keep the nation safe from terrorism (May 19, 2011, 04:15:06 PM)
In February 2011, a college student from Saudi Arabia was arrested in Texas for plotting to bomb U.S. targets after trucking company officials alerted authorities about a suspicious chemical they were hired to carry. A few weeks earlier, a Greyhound bus driver in Virginia persuaded a hijacker to...

Mark Johnson Receives PTDI's Lee J. Crittenden Memorial Award (March 19, 2010, 01:00:28 PM)
Las Vegas, Nevada - The Professional Truck Driver Institute, Inc. (PTDI), an organization whose mission is to raise the quality of truck driver training courses by establishing and promoting minimum training standards, and by certifying courses that meet those standards, has awarded the 12th annual...

Explosive Scenarios (June 17, 2009, 08:44:56 AM)

MEDINA - The resounding boom shook the school bus and drew a gasp from the crowd gathered Friday in the grandstand at the Medina County Fairgrounds.

As smoke poured out of the bus win...

No Specific Threats from Drug Cartels (April 01, 2009, 08:38:38 AM)
(March 31, 2009) - Amid escalating violence near the U.S.-Mexico border tied to the drug trade, the Highway Information Sharing Activity Center announced that bus drivers, bus companies and school administrations should take necessary precautions with any operations in the region.

Don L....

Report: Hizbullah, Mexican drug cartels working together (March 27, 2009, 05:22:22 PM)
Ties between Lebanon's Shiite Hizbullah  organization and Mexican drug cartels have been strengthening over the past few years, the Washington Times  reported Friday.

Hizbullah relies on "the same criminal weapons smugglers, document traffickers and transportation experts as the drug cart...

Deputy US marshal shot dead in Mexico (March 27, 2009, 05:20:37 PM)
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AFP) - The body of a deputy US marshal who had been on the run has been found in the border city of Ciudad Juarez, considered Mexico's crime capital, police officials said.

Vicente Paul Bustamante's body was found Wednesday and identified early Thursday, an investi...

*     Officials found a double-bottom launch on a beach in Costa Rica; it was loaded with 320 kilos of cocaine. The Ecuadoran crewman alleged he was just a fisherman and that he had run out of fuel.
*     Costa Rican police seized 125 kilos of cocaine in a truck at the border with Nicaragua. (B...

Con-way president has concerns about oversight of trucking in Mexico (March 27, 2009, 05:16:54 PM)
WASHINGTON - At a time when Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood has gone to Capitol Hill in an apparent effort to come up with a new cross border trucking plan, the president of one of the nation's largest truckload carriers says given the present conditions in Mexico, now is not the time to be t...

U.S. truckers warned of violence near Mexico border (March 27, 2009, 05:00:28 PM)
A Mexican marine patrols near the U.S.- Mexico border wall in Tijuana, Mexico, on March 18, 2009. The administration of President Obama is preparing to send federal agents to the U.S.-Mexico border as reinforcements in the fight against Mexican drug cartels. The Obama administration is preparing to...

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