DHS program trains truck, bus drivers to report suspicious activity

Monday - 8/15/2011, 10:48am EDT

William Arrington, general manager, Highway and Motor Carrier Security Division

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A Homeland Security Department program has allowed truck and bus drivers to be the watchful eyes of Uncle Sam.

William "Bill" Arrington is the general manager of TSA's Highway and Motor Carrier Security Division, which trains those professional drivers who log hours on the road, to observe, assess and report suspicious activity.

His efforts have landed him as a finalist for the 2011 Service to America Medal awards in the homeland security category.

He joined the Federal Drive to talk about how the program works.

Hear all of our interviews with the 2011 Sammies finalists.