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Phil ATA Vice Chairman Phil Byrd Testifies on Surface Transportation Security.

Phil ATA Vice Chairman Phil Byrd Testifies on Surface Transportation Security.

5/31/2012

 

Today, Phil Byrd, President of Bulldog Hiway Express and Vice Chairman of ATA, testified before the Subcommittee on Transportation Security of the U.S. House of Representatives.  The hearing focused on the Transportation Security Administration’s Surface Transportation Security Inspection Program.  TSA has conducted two exercises where TSA personnel, working with state law enforcement personnel at highway facilities queried truck drivers, inspected vehicles and handed out brochures.  Congress is reviewing if such efforts are an efficient use of TSA capital and human resources. ATA testified that such resources should be mobilized when intelligence indicates a higher level of risk requiring a heightened level of security.  Please click here for a copy of Phil Byrd’s testimony.  For more information contact Martin Rojas at mrojas@trucking.org