By Neil Abt, Managing Editor
LAS VEGAS — American Trucking Associations announced it has joined with Truckers Against Trafficking to raise awareness about human trafficking.
“Human trafficking is a serious problem, not only in the U.S., but the world,” ATA Chairman Dan England said at an Oct. 7 press conference here at the start of the federation’s Management Conference & Exhibition.
England, who is chairman of refrigerated carrier C.R. England Inc., said human trafficking is a $32 billion global underground industry. However, he said the nation’s 3.1 million truckers offer a “great opportunity” to help fight trafficking by “recognizing when something terrible is going on” and reporting it to the police.
England was joined at the press conference by officials including Kendis Paris, national director of Truckers Against Trafficking; Nevada state Assemblyman John Hambrick; America’s Road Team Captain Dion Saiz; and Paul Enos, CEO of the Nevada Trucking Association.