By Martin Rojas
Vice President of Security and Operations
American Trucking Associations
This Opinion piece appears in the April 4 print edition of Transport Topics. Click here to subscribe today.
Earlier this year, we were once again reminded that the United States continues to face the possibility of a terrorist attack on our soil, a threat that hasn’t abated in the decade since 9/11.
In February, a visiting Saudi Arabian student, Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, was arrested in Lubbock, Texas, and accused of plotting to bomb several locations throughout the state — including the home of former President George W. Bush.
Aldawsari’s arrest and indictment not only may have put an end to these plans but also received extensive media coverage that highlighted the role one trucking company’s vigilance played in foiling an alleged terrorist plot.