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March 5, 2003

Albany- The American Trucking Associations issued a nationwide alert to truckers. It came after US intelligence sources confirmed Al Qaeda operatives say they had considered using trucks as weapons of mass destruction.

Drivers we talked to who haul explosive materials say they do worry about terrorism, and they stay on alert to maintain their safety.

Truck Driver, Dwight White, says, "With everything that's going on, it's really tough to be a truck driver now." Truck Driver, Jim Bailey says, "Now, truck drivers have to be so careful."

The American Trucking Associations has set up an 800 number for truckers to report suspicious activity. A full-fledged Highway Watch program that includes security training is up and running in some states, and it will soon expand. [

Posted at 9:30PM by Jocelyn.Maner@walb.com