human trafficking

  1. Emily

    Human trafficking bills pass through committee

    The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee moved forward on Wednesday, Aug. 2, with a pair of bills aimed at fighting human trafficking. Bill S1532, the No Human Trafficking on Our Roads Act, would impose a lifetime ban on truck drivers who use a commercial motor vehicle to...
  2. Tazz

    Trucking News: 8 dead, 30 injured in San Antonio

    8 dead, about 30 injured are found in hot semitrailer in 'horrific' human-trafficking incident While he called it a "horrific tragedy," the police chief said the discovery "is not an isolated incident. This happens quite frequently ... fortunately there are people who survived, but this...
  3. Emily

    Human trafficking prevention course required for Arkansas CDL holders

    A new law will require truck drivers who are applying for or renewing a Class A commercial driver’s license in Arkansas to complete a human trafficking prevention course. The law goes into effect on July 31. Truck drivers can take an online course through Truckers Against Trafficking to become...
  4. Emily

    Bill would create CDL ban for those involved in human trafficking crime

    The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association showed its opposition for a Senate bill that would impose a lifetime ban on truck drivers who use a commercial vehicle to commit a felony involving human trafficking. While opposed to human trafficking, OOIDA said on Thursday, July 13, that it...
  5. Maria

    UPDATE: States taking steps to combat human trafficking

    States across the country are making inroads to curb human trafficking. Some states detail help from professional drivers. Sex trafficking is described as one of the fastest growing criminal enterprises in the world generating more than $32 billion annually. It’s estimated that more than 20...
  6. Maria

    States make inroads to combat human trafficking

    States across the country are taking steps to curb human trafficking. Some states detail help from professional drivers. Sex trafficking is described as one of the fastest growing criminal enterprises in the world generating more than $32 billion annually. It’s estimated that more than 20...
  7. Maria

    Kenworth T680 auction to support Truckers Against Trafficking

    A special Kenworth T680, which will be auctioned off to support Truckers Against Trafficking, will be on display this week (March 9-10) at Ritchie Bros. in Las Vegas. Called “Everyday Heroes,” the truck previously had been shown Feb. 27-March 2 in Nashville, Tenn. It also will be shown April...
  8. Maria

    Walmart joins in support for Truckers Against Trafficking

    Walmart Logistics has been added to the list of government agencies and companies joining in the support for the Truckers Against Trafficking project. Like many trucking companies across the country, Walmart will hold meetings with all of their private fleet drivers to educate them about human...
  9. Maria

    Truckers lauded for work against human trafficking

    FARGO, N.D. — The director of an organization that recruits truck drivers to help combat human trafficking said Wednesday her group is looking for more participation from truckers in North Dakota, where crimes such as child prostitution and ****ography are on the rise. Kendis Paris, executive...
  10. Maria

    New video from Truckers Against Trafficking decries 'lot lizard' term

    Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT), a 501c3 organization fighting human trafficking through the efforts of the trucking industry, has released a new video titled, “I am NOT a Lot Lizard.” The 8-minute video features a number of career truck drivers and Tajuan McCarty, sex trafficking survivor...
  11. Maria

    Trucker plans to climb Mount Aconcagua for Truckers Against Trafficking

    By Clarissa Hawes, Land Line staff writer In less than a week’s time, Matt Hopkins will be parking his tractor-trailer for a month in preparation for his climb Mount Aconcagua, one of the seven tallest summits in the world. Hopkins, a cattle hauler from Dillon, Mont., along with another...
  12. Duck

    Truckers Against Trafficking window decals

    Copied from their Facebook Page: "If you would like TAT window decals, please send an EMAIL with your request and mailing address to tat.truckers@gmail.com and they will ship them out to you!"
  13. Duck

    Groups fight human trafficking

    The Colorado Motor Carriers Association, Colorado Truckstop Conference, locally elected and law enforcement officials kicked off an education and awareness campaign focused on combating human trafficking of underage children who are being forced to engage in prostitution. The event was held...
  14. Maria

    Truckers group fights human trafficking

    Kendis Paris of Truckers Against Trafficking said she's aware of the alarming number of homeless people, including juvenile runaways, who find their way to truck stops each year seeking shelter and help. "But the fact is they are in the position to become victims, to fall prey to people who are...
  15. Maria

    Pilot Flying J partners with Truckers Against Trafficking

    In an effort to help raise awareness about human trafficking along America’s roadways, Pilot Flying J has partnered with Truckers Against Trafficking to expand education for employees and outreach to customers. Truckers Against Trafficking ia an organization dedicated to educating, equipping...
  16. Maria

    Tennessee governor declares Human Trafficking Awareness Week; Pilot Flying J

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has declared Nov. 6-Nov. 12 the first ever Human Trafficking Awareness Week in the state. During this week, Knoxville-headquartered company Pilot Flying J announces that it has partnered with Truckers Against Trafficking to expand education for...
  17. Maria

    Truckers Against Trafficking gets nonprofit status

    Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT), an organization dedicated to educating, equipping, empowering and mobilizing the trucking industry to fight human trafficking, has received its nonprofit status from the Internal Revenue Service, making it a 501c3 organization. Originally started as an...
  18. Mike

    Truckers Against Trafficking will have booth at GATS

    Since the Truckers Against Trafficking organization was formed in 2009, more than 125 truck drivers in 30 states have called the national hotline number to report instances of possible human trafficking. And Kylla Leeburg, one of TAT’s founders, wants to invite truckers to stop by booth No...
  19. Maria

    Organizations support efforts to stamp out human trafficking

    The trucking community is banding together to support one organization’s mission to stamp out human trafficking, which is on the rise at an alarming rate. Recently, Truckers Against Trafficking – TAT – and Chapter 61 Ministries announced that TravelCenters of America will be using the...
  20. Mike

    Organization urges truckers to speak out against human trafficking

    A truck stop in Oklahoma City made headlines recently after a judge ordered the owners to crack down on their prostitution problem or face being shut down. While Oklahoma City police investigators told Land Line recently that human trafficking was not a factor at that particular truck stop...
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