American Trucking Assns. (ATA) and the Transportation Anti-Terrorism and Security Working Group (TSWG) have proposed that the Office Of Homeland Security add two new threat conditions to the Homeland Security Advisory System.
ATA president William Canary said the industry seeks to add special threat conditions to be invoked during the response to a terrorist attack (Condition Black) and during the economic and social recovery in its aftermath (Code Purple).
The proposal includes a number of critical coordinating actions between federal agencies and the industry that are part of the American Trucking Industry's Anti-Terrorism Action Plan. These include development and execution of contingency planning for emergency rerouting of truck transportation and prioritization of cargo and passenger movement.
TSWG is composed of ATA and 17 other motor transportation associations. The American Bus Assn. and the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, recent additions to TSWG, participated in the meeting, which authorized the proposal.