Human Trafficking

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

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
Government, Safety

Committee Against Human Trafficking Reviews Draft of Final Report

Sherri Garner Brumbaugh, president of Garner Transportation Group and second vice chair of American Trucking Associations Sherri Garner Brumbaugh, president of Garner Transportation Group and second vice chair of ATA, says CEOs, presidents and safety directors need to implement cultures of respect in their organizations. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking is one step closer to submitting the final version of its capstone report.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 17, 2019
Business, Safety

DOT’s Committee Against Human Trafficking Holds First Meeting

Human Trafficking Paris (left) with other committee members. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

WASHINGTON — Targeted outreach efforts and training are key to reaching industry representatives who can aid in the fight against human trafficking, according to Kendis Paris, executive director of Truckers Against Trafficking.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 6, 2018
Government, Business

New Committee on Human Trafficking Includes Trucking Voice

Woman approaching truck at truck stop Department of Homeland Security

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao has appointed 15 people, including representatives of the trucking industry, to serve as members of the new Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 15, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, TCA

Thousands of Kansas Truckers Will Be Trained to Combat Human Trafficking

Dark parking lot

Jesse Pilant tries to avoid any unsavory places while driving, but that hasn’t stopped him from seeing women and young girls going from truck to truck late at night.

Katherine Burgess | The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle
June 29, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

FedEx Freight Enlists Industry Effort to Train Drivers to Combat Human Trafficking

Vincent desjardins/Flickr

FedEx Freight is joining forces with Truckers Against Trafficking to train drivers to help fight human trafficking.

Wayne Risher | The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.)
January 30, 2018