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First Observer – Truckers Learn To Watch Out For Terrorists

A local truck driving school became the first on the West Coast to be trained for a new federal anti-terrorism program, the school’s owner and the instructor said. Robert Hertan, an instructor from Maryland-based Total Security Services International, Inc., led the three-hour class at Vallejo’s Falcon Truck School recently. He said the federal Transportation Security Administration hired his firm to train transportation professionals for the “First Observer” program.

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  • This is fantastic! I used to live near Vallejo, it’s got some not-so-nice areas so it’s ironic the first school to train truckers on anti-terrorism is located there.

    That being said, with truckers transporting dangerous goods at times, it makes sense they could be a target for terrorism and should be prepared.

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