Arizona Trucking Association is training it's agents to spot potential terrorists

Posted at 10:10 PM, Oct 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-01 09:27:07-04

The terror attack on a New York City bike path is top of mind for the Arizona Trucking Association.

"It's something in the trucking industry we are aware of," said President and CEO Tony Bradley. "Agents are now more aware of shady behavior, if someone is acting nervous." 

Agents who rent commercial trucks to people in Arizona are being trained on the tactics a terrorist may try.

"If you're paying in large sums of cash, that's suspicious," he said. "If you have a debit card that is a Visa gift card, that is suspicious." 

The Department of Homeland Security issued a report earlier this year warning of ramming attacks. 

Terror groups are encouraging them because they are easy, unsophisticated, and do massive damage. 

The attack in NYC that left eight people dead and more than a dozen hurt is another reminder for America to stay aware.

"Don't be afraid to make that call," Bradley said. "You'd be much worse off making the call and nothing happening, than making the call and something happening."