See how trucking took action in face of terrorism issues

Former CIA Director Porter Goss

Our colleague Jason Cannon at Commercial Carrier Journal recently covered a speech by former CIA Director Porter Goss at the Truck Renting and Leasing Association’s (TRALA) annual meeting in Amelia Island, Fla. last week.

Cannon writes about how the trucking industry was proactive during some of the darkest days in the U.S. when terrorism came to our shores.

He writes:

“The scenario he (Goss) most feared was a would-be terrorist hijacking a tanker truck (or a network of terrorists taking over a tanker fleet), dumping the fuel into the sewer system and incinerating the infrastructure of a major city, simultaneously grinding the economy to a halt and instilling fear into other major cities across the U.S. Those fears are part of what drove serious reform and regulation at ports nationwide.”

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