TRALA helps members identify potential security threats

Industry vigilance may aid in deterring ‘ramming’ attacks

Posted May 8, 2017

The Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA) stands behind homeland security efforts to prevent the use of commercial motor vehicles as weapons, TRALA President and CEO Jake Jacoby states.

“TRALA is committed to helping the truck renting and leasing industry remain vigilant against ramming attacks,” Jacoby said in response to a recent Transportation Security Administration (TSA) report. “TRALA already works with the TSA, FBI, and other governmental agencies regularly to ensure its members are not only up-to-date on the latest security developments, but to also partner with those agencies in an effort to stop a future attack.”

Truck rental employees are often the first line of defense in determining whether a potential customer may be a threat. The association has put together a security and awareness brochure, as well as other documents produced over the years, to aid members in identifying warning signs.

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