April 11, 2017
Urgent Terror Alert for Truck
Stockholm, Sweden, Friday, April 7, 2017, a
terrorist stole a company's tractor trailer and used it to try to murder
innocent civilians walking in the streets of Stockholm. In Sweden this has not
been experienced before and was completely a shock to everyone there. During
this past year many similar incidents have happened, specifically in Berlin,
Germany, Nice, France, and London, England. The US CBP Department of
Homeland Security, Officer Dan Bauer from the JFK International Airport office,
has issued an urgent notice to all truck drivers, owner operators and
transportation companies to be “..Vigilant and see that their drivers and
vehicles are not in jeopardy of falling victim to such diabolical
actions.” Please see the following
preventative measures suggested by this Officer:
- Maintain regular communication with your dispatcher.
- If rest stops are necessary, park in areas where
other truckers are present. Thieves don’t like crowds.
- Do not stop on dark freeways or deserted areas while
waiting to make deliveries.
- Make it a point to stop at only reputable truck
stops along your route. And don’t stop at the same location every time.
- Be aware of vehicles that are following your truck
and of strangers asking questions about your load.
- Be suspicious of individuals making you stop as a
result of an alleged traffic collision. Hijackers frequently use this ruse
to get drivers to stop. If you are unsure whether a crash has occurred,
drive to a well-lit busy location before stopping.
- Always lock your tractor doors and make sure all
trailer and container doors are secured with a heavy padlock. Keep your
tractor windows up until you are on the open road or freeway.
- Be especially watchful immediately after picking up
your load. The majority of armed hijacking occur within a few miles of the
point of pickup. Freeway on/off ramps are particularly dangerous.
- If you are hijacked or you find that your load has
been stolen, immediately notify the local policy (dial 911) and then your
- If you are hijacked, always and immediately do as
instructed by the thieves, but also listen to what is being said and the
sounds around you. It may provide law enforcement with valuable
information on where your vehicle was taken to.
- Try to provide a description of the suspect(s) and
the vehicle(s) used by the suspects.
- Carry information on your person concerning the ID
of the tractor and trailers including license numbers. Law enforcement
can’t report your truck stolen without this information.
- Do not talk about your load on the radio. Cargo
thieves can and do listen to your conversations.
As per US CBP DHS
Officer Dan Bauer, all of us can fall prey to terrorists, we need to keep diligent
in our day-to-day practices to ensure everyone’s safety.
comments: “Thank you everybody for your
continued participation in this important effort by the program to
maintain secure trade in a safe supply chain. Your input, vigilance, and
expertise has been critical to our successes up to this point. A long
road is still ahead but we are confident that with your help we will get to
where we need to be.”
For more information about transportation
and aiding in the fight against drug smuggling, anti terrorism, safety &
compliance programs such as C-TPAT, FAST, PIP, CSA, please contact Cross Border
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