Calling All Patriot Truckers! Oath Keepers Needs You to Be Our Eyes and Ears on the Road

hrt-membership-banner“Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty”

 

Oath Keepers is now launching a Trucker Division, which we are calling the Oath Keepers Highway Recon Team (HRT). The purpose is to harness patriotic American truckers (and other professional drivers) as patriot eyes and ears on the nation’s roadways. This nation is facing dangerous times ahead, and we need the great patriots who drive our roads to help us collect and disseminate information and intelligence on what is happening, and help us coordinate effective response and aid to our fellow Americans in need. Recent events such as the flooding in Louisiana underscore the dire need for this program. It would have been great to be able to send some relief supplies by having a trucker with some extra room in his trailer pick them up along his route, and deliver them to LA.

Who can join? The Oath Keepers Trucker HRT membership is open to all current and former truck drivers, hot shot drivers, delivery drivers, bus and limo drivers and anyone else with a CDL, as well as full-time, or long distance RV’ers. Truckers are patriots, and many are former military, police, or other first responder veterans. If you are on the road, we want you on our team, even if you’re not prior service.

Truckers are on our roads everyday, and see everything that goes on, and whenever there is any critical incident or emergency in this nation, there will be truckers nearby. We will train truckers on how to gather information reliably, how to do a good S.A.L.U.T.E. report (Size, Activity, Location, Unit, Time, Equipment), how to take good pictures, and what to look for when out on the road, and in return, we will take good care of our truckers and their families.

Membership Benefits:

Access to OK Trucker HRT only communication and intel systems. When a trucker joins Oath Keepers, they will be connected to other Oath Keepers truckers, to our growing network of local and state Oath Keepers chapters, to our intelligence and communications teams, and to our leadership at each level. You will be given access to an Oath Keepers members-only (and password protected) Zello OK Trucker chat channel for the region of the U.S. you live in and those regions you travel through regularly. Zello is a smart phone app that functions like a walkie talkie and is available for Andriod and iOS.

trucker-map-v-3Here is a map of the regions:

You will also be given access to a National OK Trucker Zello channel,  and a separate tip line you can call or text to provide info.

Through Zello, you’ll be able to network with other Oath Keepers Truckers on the road, and share information on natural and man made disasters, civil unrest, and other unusual occurrences.

Once you join, you’ll also have access to our our exclusive members only forum, where you’ll be able to get further information and training on Zello. Only members will be given the password to get in to the Zello channels.

OK HRT Truckers will be given the option of receiving critical alerts by text message on their cell phone (to be used only for real emergency alerts for each region). Those who don’t want text alerts can opt out.

SPECIAL TRAINING:  Trucker members will also be connected to our growing nationwide network of HAM radio communication experts and intelligence experts, to receive exclusive training in emergency communications and intelligence oriented information gathering. They will also be taught how to protect themselves and their rigs, and critical “preparedness” skills to weather any disaster out on the road, and emergency medical skills, as part of our Community Preparedness Team (CPT) Program.

 

FAMILY SAFE and TRUCKER SAFE:

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Neighborhood flooding in Muskogee, OK (2015)

Family Safe:  All our Trucker members and their families will be considered critical personnel and protected personnel. In exchange for you being willing to serve as patriot eyes and ears on the road, we will open our Family Safe program to you and your family, so that if you are stranded far from home during an emergency (natural or man-made) you will know that our local Oath Keepers chapters near your family will consider it a duty to make sure your family is safe (the same kind of protection we offer to local police, fire, EMT and other first responder families). The reality is, no first responder is going to be able to go out and do their job unless their family is safe, and the same is true for our patriot truckers. We want you to be able to stay on the roads, doing your critical job as long as you can. Therefore, we will task our local Oath Keepers and Community Preparedness Teams (CPT) with considering your family to be high priority protected personnel. Once you join, you will need to connect with the nearest Oath Keepers chapter and CPT, and coordinate with them with the information they will need to communicate and coordinate with your family to protect them from any predatory criminals and give them aid and shelter during emergencies.

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Trucker Reginald Denny, Nearly Beaten to Death During LA Riots in 1992

Trucker Safe:   If an OK Trucker HRT member is stuck in an emergency far from home, that trucker can contact a local Oath Keepers chapter and CPT for assistance and shelter for the trucker and for his or her rig, again, against either natural or man-made threats such as rioters, looters, and predatory criminals.   You may recall what happened to trucker Reginald Denny during the 1992 LA “Rodney King” Riots, or the recent robbing of drivers, looting of their trucks, and burning of cargo on I-85 during the Charlotte, NC riots.

 

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“Protestors” (aka rioters and looters) robbing truckers, looting, and burning cargo on I-85, on Sept. 21, 2016

Historically, Truckers Are Attacked During Riots, Looting, and “Failure of Civility” Civil Unrest

Once you join, we will need you to let us know your most common route, so we can put you in touch with local Oath Keepers chapters and CPTs along that route (we are developing a roster of active CPTs in each state, so you can contact those closest to you along your route, when you need help).

We are so concerned about where our nation is headed, that we are working night and day to develop a well connected network of Oath Keepers from the national level, to the regional (multi-state) level, to the state, county, and town level, all connected with both “grid up” and “grid down” methods of communication and coordination.

This is a critical component of the Oath Keepers mission. You can join the Trucker HRT without having prior military or law enforcement experience. Serve as patriot eyes and ears, working closely with our intelligence teams at the national, regional, and state level to gather vital intelligence information and reporting potential critical incidents.

Most importantly you will be a valued member of the Oath Keepers team when it comes to collecting critical information as you drive the highways and roads of our great country.

We will teach you how to collect the information that will be used to generate actionable intelligence.

Help make America strong again from the bottom up! Join the Oath Keepers Trucker Highway Recon Team (HRT) today!

For the Republic,

Stewart Rhodes

Founder and President of Oath Keepers

 

About Author

Stewart Rhodes

Stewart is the founder and National President of Oath Keepers. He served as a U.S. Army paratrooper until disabled in a rough terrain parachuting accident during a night jump. He is a former firearms instructor, former member of Rep. Ron Paul’s DC staff, and served as a volunteer firefighter in Montana. Stewart previously wrote the monthly Enemy at the Gates column for S.W.A.T. Magazine. Stewart graduated from Yale Law School in 2004, where his paper “Solving the Puzzle of Enemy Combatant Status” won Yale’s Miller prize for best paper on the Bill of Rights. He assisted teaching U.S. military history at Yale, was a Yale Research Scholar, and is writing a book on the dangers of applying the laws of war to the American people.

Comments

  1. A young Patriot 12 October, 2016, 09:58

    Could the HRE be used to transfer supplies, men, or communication between other militias to each other if they have proven reliable?

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    • Stewart Rhodes Author 12 October, 2016, 13:42

      Certainly our truckers can move supplies, people, etc (as in the example I mentioned of being able to move flood relief supplies), and they will be part of our communication network. And yes, we would share that info with other patriotic groups, as needed, as well as with our local police, when it comes to possible threats to our community. Our goal and intent is to help all our communities, across the nation, not just among our own members. But this program is meant to harness the skills, experience, and abilities of our members and make them more effective. But yes, we like to be as friendly toward other patriotic groups as we can, while maintaining our independence.

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  2. Jeanette 13 October, 2016, 12:28

    What a wonderful plan for Oath Keepers to be ready to help truck drivers!

    The violence against truck drivers during “unrest” is one reason that we need national laws allowing people to carry their defense (weapons) wherever they might travel in the U.S.

    How can the liberals even PRETEND to be worried about that, when BLM (Black Lynch Mobs) are allowed to cross state lines with impunity, and Islamic terrorist cells flourishing in numerous states apparently have no problem getting their members across state lines?

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    • Jeanette 13 October, 2016, 16:34

      Don’t know why I said that; what the Federal Government is required to do is to enforce the 2nd Amendment, which would automatically allow truckers (and others) to have their weapons with them.
      I wonder if we will live to see that?!!!

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  3. Charlie BROWN 13 October, 2016, 13:48

    Hey Stewart, you have probably thought of this already, but I would keep this article at the top for as long as you think necessary so that every one that may be interested can have a chance to read and respond.
    Sincerely, CB

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  4. Smitty 14 October, 2016, 08:04

    The insurgency in Iraq used truck drivers to gather intel and supply gps coordinates. I was in-country when the requirement came down to use Iraqi goods and services on the larger fob’s. Every time we got a service from multiple trucks we would get a mortar attack in that location within 2 days.

    Truckers are great for gathering local and national intel for development of the big picture especially is communications disruptions are in effect..

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  5. lc65 14 October, 2016, 08:28

    What is best way to RTI truckers ?
    Anybody know if there are any websites / blogs that truckers use on a regular basis ? How about printing up some flyers to distribute at truck stops ?

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  6. Rabid vDog 15 October, 2016, 09:59

    The former “Highway Watch” Program (HWW) created by Homeland Security after 9/11, recruited over 800,000 truck drivers, of which I was an instructor. By 2008, the program was abruptly stopped by DHS with no explanation. Drivers are now getting similar training directly from their carrier to help assist the government with reporting suspicious activities. I think it’s imperative to recruit truckers for Oath Keepers, by giving them free membership, or reduced. I would also suggest that ham operators and others with CB equipment, near truck stops and interstates, create a recorded announcement (on behalf of OK) and provide an 800 number for enlistment on CH19.

    Ham Operators should also broadcast information on Ham Frequencies for other Ham Operators, but most are reluctant and/or believe they themselves are the proxy FCC radio cops for the government….so good luck with that. Freq 3.840 and 7.255 is your best bet (LOL).

    The Liberty Movement is facing a crisis of such magnitude, it is extremely important to know what’s going-on around the country.

    United Nations (intel) by patriots suggests the mobilization of foreign U.N. troops are underway and being positioned in certain areas…ahead of the election that is expected to be stolen by the communist regime in Washington. (Marc Slavo and Steve Quayle reports)

    Martial Law is expected and gun confiscation of all those with CCW permits are at the top of the list…because THEY know where you live. The lowest fruit on the tree will be picked first.

    We have to prepare for the worst and for some…..will confront those that want to destroy this country, freedoms and liberties, while others will want to get out-of-sight and out-of-mind. If you haven’t found your safe place to go, you are a day late…as they say.

    THEY’RE preparing now and WE have to prepare accordingly.

    Truck drivers (so far) could give a sh*t about anything happening now, but at least a 1,000 participants on the nation’s highways would be sufficient.

    DO IT !! BIG TIME !! (and keep this request / report at the top of the OK website)

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  7. RIKKI 15 October, 2016, 14:24

    I was a truck driver for 13yrs and still know people who do and i want to ask if i can put this article on social media ? As a driver i always kept my eyes on everything around me and i know how important these men and women are to this country. I am not an oath keeper member but at a very young age i pledged my oath to the people of this country and our Constitution.

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    • Rabid vDog 16 October, 2016, 10:36

      RIKKI……

      I’m sure Stewart will welcome your efforts to place this call-out on social media, but I would wait until Oath Keepers provides the contact information and membership cost in a format that is easy to copy and paste.

      You will hear recorded broadcasts of this initiative in western Arizona and eastern California on CH19 soon….

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  8. Revslev 19 October, 2016, 08:48

    Greetings, I am already a member of Oath Keepers, but I am also a semi retired Trucker. How do I switch my membership over?

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  9. Deborah 23 October, 2016, 16:33

    I’m not a trucker today, but as a citizen I am eager to say I’ve seen many a cargo trains in my life but never what I saw Saturday around noon. I came up on stopped traffic due to train and sat there about five minutes. Now I am counting about 150-200 cars by division of time and number of cars. They were all clearly see through to the road trees sun on other side. (breathable) and EMPTY heading from Lawrenceville hwy toward to surely into Atlanta.. I told my neighbor today and during last week she was stopped for the same 30 minutes of non stop cars on rail empty, see through and open containers.

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  10. Towboss 30 November, 2016, 22:39

    I paid and joined weeks ago and heard nothing from anyone about anything at all. Nothing in mail. No zello app channel, no instructions on what needs to happen next.

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  11. a young patriot 12 January, 2017, 10:47

    Could Oath keepers establish a cpt in north Florida, such as in the lake butler, union county, duval county, Putnam county area?

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