Terrorism

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August 24, 2017

Truckers Aren't Terrorists

A science writer in MIT's Technology Review is worried angry truckers will one day hack or "bedazzle" autonomous vehicle systems to deliberately cause accidents, Jack Roberts pumps the brakes on that idea in his Truck Tech blog.

August 1, 2017

On the Spot: Anti-Terrorism Measures for Trucking [Video]

At the Fleet Safety Conference, the Department of Homeland Security gave a presentation on the possible threats that exist for the trucking industry and what fleets can do to mitigate the risk. On the Spot video hosted by Equipment Editor Jim Park.

July 27, 2017

TSA Demonstrates Vehicle Explosives Detection

A team of experts from the Transportation Security Administration offered both classroom and hands-on presentations on improvised explosive devices (IEDs) at this year’s Fleet Safety Conference in Schaumburg, Illinois.

May 5, 2017

Preventing Truck Terror Attacks Starts With You – And Me.

Terrorists are, by necessity, opportunists. They can't always obtain the weapon of their dreams and are often forced to choose an alternative method for attacking. And lately, their weapon of choice has been trucks, notes Jack Roberts in his Truck Tech blog.

May 4, 2017

TRALA Outlines Steps to Prevent Truck Ramming Terrorism

The Truck Renting and Leasing Association has created a new brochure outlining ways that rental truck company employees can help prevent truck-related terror attacks.

April 7, 2017

Terror by Truck: It's Happened Again

Someone in Stockholm, Sweden, crashed a delivery truck into a crowded department store, killing at least three. It's been described as an act of terror, but it may also have been a crime of opportunity. In his On the Road blog, Equipment Editor Jim Park asks: Are we ready to prevent or defend against such an attack?

January 20, 2017

Trucks Block Possible Terrorism in D.C., New York City

In Washington, military and civilian trucks helped closed a large swath of the city, ensuring the safety of the new president and crowds at the inauguration.

December 20, 2016

Technology, Trucks and Terror

Take technology far enough and you'll have smart trucks that simply cannot be used as weapons of terror like this week's attack in Berlin, writes Jack Roberts in his Truck Tech blog.

July 15, 2016

Truck Ramming Again Recognized as Terrorist Threat

The massacre by truck in Nice, France on July 14 raises anew the question of what can be done to prevent low-tech but devastating truck-ramming assaults of people gathered along or near a roadway.

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