Human Trafficking

Business, Technology, Safety

Trucking Students Learn to Watch for Human Trafficking

 Kobee Smith, CDL student at Southern Regional Technical College Kobee Smith, a CDL student at Southern Regional Technical College, learns how to recognize human trafficking as part of the program's curriculum. (Southern Regional Technical College)

TIFTON, Ga. — Before a commercial truck driver graduates from Southern Regional Technical College, the student must prove that they are ready to handle the demands of driving a commercial vehicle. One lesson, however, has little to do with operating a tractor-trailer, and everything to do with making the country safer for some of the most vulnerable people in the world.

May 11, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

New ATA Panel Seeks to Strengthen Bond Between Truckers, Law Enforcement

Truck at Otay Mesa Port of Entry A truck crosses from Mexico into the United States at Otay Mesa Port of Entry in San Diego. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

A new panel of truckers will advise American Trucking Associations’ federation on ways to “grow and strengthen” relationships between the trucking industry and law enforcement organizations nationwide.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 26, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Florida Program Encourages Truckers to Fight Human Trafficking

Florida trafficking Florida Attorney General via YouTube

Florida officials recently launched the Highway Heroes campaign, which aims to involve truck drivers in the fight to end human trafficking.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 27, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

UPS Leaders Share Practices to Mobilize Against Human Trafficking

Human trafficking Truckers Against Trafficking Executive Director Kendis Paris said the group's efforts are working. She said 1,230 victims have been identified through Truckers Against Trafficking. (U.S. Department of Transportation)

Companies’ efforts to combat human trafficking should be rooted in education and the support of leadership teams, according to executives from UPS Inc.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 31, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Industry Doubles Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao’s Call to Fight Trafficking

human trafficking illustration U.S. Department of Transportation

The transportation industry has doubled Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao’s call to commit to practices that help combat human trafficking.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 7, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Industry Heeds Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao’s Call to Fight Trafficking

human trafficking illustration U.S. Department of Transportation

Industry leaders have met ahead of schedule Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao’s call for 100 pledges to commit to efforts that help combat human trafficking.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 27, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Elaine Chao Calls for Industry Commitment to Combat Human Trafficking

Elaine Chao Elaine Chao by Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao challenged industry leaders to commit to combating human trafficking through workforce training and by raising awareness of the issue.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 28, 2020
Government

Trucking Recognizes Efforts on Capitol Hill to Combat Human Trafficking

Susan Collins "We must not cease our efforts until we truly brought an end to human trafficking,” says Susan Collins (R-Maine), chairwoman of the Senate's transportation funding panel. (News Center Maine via YouTube)

Several members of Congress were honored recently by Trucking Cares Foundation for their efforts in fighting human trafficking. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 21, 2020
Government, Business

Susan Collins, 7 Other Lawmakers Recognized for Combating Human Trafficking

Maine Sen. Susan Collins accepts Hero Award From left: ATA First Vice Chairman Sherri Garner Brumbaugh, former ATA Chairman Phil Byrd, Maine Sen. Susan Collins and ATA President Chris Spear at ceremony honoring lawmakers. (Eugene Mulero/Transport Topics)

WASHINGTON — Eight members of Congress who are leading efforts to eliminate the trafficking of people nationwide were recognized by the Trucking Cares Foundation during a reception on Capitol Hill on Jan. 15.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 15, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Partnership Aims to Tackle Human Trafficking in Canada

Human Trafficking in Canada The Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking operates a hotline. (Getty Images)

Truckers Against Trafficking, a group that educates members of the trucking industry about combating human trafficking, has formed a partnership to expand its work into Canada.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 25, 2019

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