According to Time magazine's
Oct. 22 issue, the FBI has checked student records at a truckdriving school
in Colorado as federal agents nationwide attempt to prevent the use of trucks
loaded with dangerous materials in terrorist attacks. As many as 35 Arab men
who reportedly took the school's two-week truckdriving course over the past
two years never asked for help finding jobs.
The magazine says agents
visited Careers Worldwide trucking school in Henderson for a few hours last
week, checking for specific names of 25 to 35 Arab men.
The men, who attended
the school in small groups, all received Colorado truckdriving licenses despite
their inability to speak any English, the Time article reported. The men reportedly
all had the same interpreter.
But a man who has taught
at the school for the last four years told the Denver Post the report is bogus
and that the men never attended the school. The school's owner also denied
that non-English speakers were being trained there.
The FBI and other agencies
have been visiting truckdriving schools nationwide. They have scrutinized
2.5 million licenses to carry hazardous material because of concern trucks
hauling such cargo could be used as bombs. Careers Worldwide does not provide
training for hazardous-material transport and is not certified by the Professional
Truck Driver Institute.