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1 FHWA Talking Freight Seminar: Security and the Trucking Industry October 19, 2005

2 Initiatives in Trucking Security Pro-Active Security Initiatives: –Anti-Terrorism Action Plan –Highway Watch Program Reactive Initiatives: –Background Checks –Hazmat –Cross-Border –Bioterrorism Act –Maritime & Air Cargo Security

3 ATAP and Highway Watch Objectives –No Truck Used As A Weapon –Protect Our Infrastructure America’s Trucking Army –525,000 Trucking Companies –Over 3 Million Professional Truck Drivers New Partnership With Government: Highway Watch –Call Center –Provide Significant Security Reports Truck ISAC – National Alerts, Warnings, Advisories – Commendations From DHS

4 Legislation USA Patriot Act (107-56) Maritime Transportation Security Act (107-295) Aviation and Transportation Security Act (107-71) Bioterrorism Act (107-188) Homeland Security Act (107-296) –Safe Explosives Act (107-296) Border Security Act (107-173) Trade Act (107-210)

5 USA PATRIOT Act Patriot Act: Security threat assessments for drivers transporting hazardous materials TSA Regulation: CDL holders seeking a Hazmat Endorsement undergo a fingerprint-based criminal history record checks List of disqualifying crimes 2.7 million CDLs with HMEs Impact on driver population: 20% reduction (TSA est.) Dates: 01/31- new HMEs, 05/31- renewals and transfers TSA implementing through States: –33 states + DC – Using TSA contractor –17 states developing own collection system

6 HM-232 Final Rule Requires Security Plan by motor carrier: –Personnel Security, Facility Security, En-route Security Requires Security Training for drivers: –Highway Watch complies with HM-232 FMCSA compliance visits verify: –Content of plan –Implementation of security plan –Employee training –FMCSA inspector security checklist & citations

7 Free and Secure Trade (FAST) FAST = Facilitate trade + secure supply chain FAST – N. Border (12/02) –C-TPAT/PIP cargo (importer) –Highway carrier agreement –FAST driver registration (Security Threat Assessment) ($50) FAST – S. Border (9/03) –C-TPAT cargo (importer & manufacturer) –Highway carrier agreement (even if N. border approved) –FAST driver registration –Seals: ISO/PSA 17712, Freight Containers-Mechanical Outstanding Issues: –CTPAT sector criteria –Development of FAST lanes –Validation process

8 Bio-Terrorism Act Food and Drug Administration rule on pre-notification of food shipment imports implemented December 12, 2003 Importing requirements: –Importer, cargo and carrier information to FDA 2 hours prior to arrival. Registration requirements: –Registration provisions no longer include motor carrier facilities Recordkeeping requirements: –Record keeping requirements: BOL will suffice

9 Air Cargo Rules Security Threat Assessments for unescorted access to secure areas Security plans for contractors, to include indirect air carriers: –Required if cargo moving cargo on airway bill –Validation and review of plan by shipper party

10 Maritime Transportation Security Act Security Requirements for Maritime Facilities Requires development of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) - TSA/Coast Guard Development of a “Secure System of Transportation” Strengthen C-TPAT Security –CBP Supply Chain Specialists Validate C-TPAT ISO Approved Security Seals Mandates continued Communication with Industry

11 Other Security Issues DHS National Infrastructure Protection Plan –Transportation Sector Specific Plans (TSSP) – TSA/IP Tracking & Security Technologies Real ID Act Automated Commercial Environment - International Trade Data System (ACE-ITDS) Automated Trade Data Initiative (ATDI) Domestic cargo information- FAS Radio Frequency Identification Tags (RFID)

12 Conclusion Industry recognizes September 11th effects Must balance national security and economic security Risk-based assessments essential Closer cooperation among: –Government agencies and industry: improve information and intelligence sharing –U.S. government agencies: better sharing of information and database interconnectivity at all government levels; establish uniform background check process –Int’l. Trading Partners: U.S. must develop better information/data exchange mechanisms for processing entry/exit of cargo and people with Canada, Mexico and other essential trade partners

13 Questions? Martin Rojas American Trucking Associations 2200 Mill Road Alexandria, VA 22314

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