posted on Apr, 2 2014 @ 11:59 PM
I am a truck driver. I work for a major transportation company ( think Swift, Schneider, PAM Transport, CR England, Conway, etc.) I have been
driving professionally for just under two years. I drive a team truck ( meaning that we only stop for fuel and food twice every 24 hours...for about
30 minutes while we switch drivers)
Recently, we have picked up several loads that are quite suspicious for me. One day, we were re-routed off a Georgia to California load and told
to go to a secure lot in El Paso to pick up a high-security/high value load. We arrived at the lot and were told to drop our load in a specific area
and park our bobtail in a special place and await orders. We were contacted within the hour and ordered to go to a local truck stop and top off our
tanks and return to the secure lot to await a briefing by a security person.
The person arrived in a government assigned vehicle with gov't plates and proceeded to inspect our truck and our logs. Then we were to exit the
truck and follow the person while he inspected the trailer and watched us both inspect the trailer. He took copies of our CDL's and took pictures of
us. He had us sign an electronic pad and two paper documents and informed us that we had a 250 mile "red zone"-- meaning we could stop for NOTHING
in the first two hundred and fifty miles....and if we had to stop after that, we were to get permission by calling an 800 number on our phones and
reporting the time, exit number, and reason for the stop as well as the expected amount of time needed for the stop. We were NOT to stop in a large
city for ANY reason and he gave us SPECIFIC instructions as to what we were to do if we felt we were being followed.
We were informed that we would be followed by at least two unmarked vehicles thru all large cities and that we were NOT allowed to stop in them
for ANY reason.
We are used to alcohol and tobacco and electronics loads that have many security restrictions placed upon them, but this was BEYOND excessive.
Our bills of lading gave only item numbers and weights and the load weighed only 500 lbs....NOT common for a high security load of tobacco or
alcohol or electronics.
The trailer was loaded when we picked it up. It was sealed with a "custom" seal made from braided stainless wire. We picked up and delivered to
secure lots. Shipped by the U.S. Gov't. Light weight. Excessive restrictions. Secret Escorts. Etc.
After thinking awhile, I realized that this would be the PERFECT way to deliver top secret docs or hardware. Just a couple redneck truck drivers
in common trucks.