According to the Highway Watch Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ISAC), a Michigan truck driving school training director has initiated a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) examination of ten illegal aliens with phony Commercial Driver’s Licenses (CDLs).
The incident began when the ten foreign nationals went to the truck driving school for driver skills testing. Of the ten, who had claimed truck driving experience and possessed CDLs, only one had demonstrated basic truck driving skills.
The school’s training director checked the group’s paperwork with the trucking company that had sent them to the school for skills testing. They found that the drivers’ credentials were incomplete and unverifiable, and they determined that the drivers were illegal aliens.
The training director, who had been trained under Highway Watch, reported the information to its call center. Highway Watch analysts evaluated the information, which then led to the ongoing FBI investigation.
Highway Watch is a program that trains on-road transportation professionals to report potential security threats to federal investigators, and to further road safety. It is managed by the American Trucking Assns. (ATA) and is funded by a multi-million dollar agreement with the Dept. of Homeland Security.
“This is reflective of how the intelligence community and the private sector can work together,” said Bill Graves, ATA president & CEO. “With Highway Watch we’re able to do our part in keeping the trucking industry and our nation’s highways safe and secure.”