Truckers Against Trafficking


How to Profile Victims and Perpetrators of Human Trafficking

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Annual domestic estimates of trafficking victims regularly reach the hundreds of thousands. To aid law enforcement in combatting this crime, Truckers Against Trafficking trains truck drivers and other transportation professionals to observe their surroundings and look out for particular characteristics of human traffickers and their victims.

October 12, 2021

Observe & Report: Training to Combat Human Trafficking

Current domestic estimates put the number of victims of human trafficking in the hundreds of thousands. One of the locations often exploited by traffickers is truck stops, given the transient nature of the crime. To help address this, Truckers Against Trafficking regularly partners with trucking companies, commercial truck driving schools, and law enforcement agencies to train drivers to recognize potential signs of human trafficking

July 19, 2021
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
Business, Safety, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Logistics Partners With Truckers Against Trafficking

XPO XPO Logistics Inc.

XPO Logistics Inc. announced Jan. 11 that it has formed a partnership with Truckers Against Trafficking in an effort to combat the crime.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 12, 2021
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

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, Business, Safety

Sector-Specific Messaging Key to Fighting Human Trafficking, Committee Told

Kendis Paris Kendis Paris by Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — Training materials on the subject of human trafficking are most effective when tailored to specific industry sectors, said Kendis Paris, executive director of Truckers Against Trafficking.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 12, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Perspective

Opinion: Trucking Can Help Fight Human Trafficking

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, but the trucking industry must commit all year to continuing to address the human trafficking crisis happening in our communities from coast to coast, says Sherri Garner Brumbaugh.

Sherri Garner Brumbaugh | Chairman, American Trucking Associations
January 23, 2019

DOT Seeks Members to Serve on Human Trafficking Committee

Woman approaching truck at truck stop Department of Homeland Security screen grab

The U.S. Department of Transportation is seeking individuals to serve on a special committee that will provide information, advice and recommendations on matters relating to human trafficking and recommended best practices for state and local transportation stakeholders in combating human trafficking.

August 2, 2018
Business, Safety

Truckers Against Trafficking Launches ‘Man to Man’ Awareness Campaign

Truckers Against Trafficking TruckersAgainstTraff via YouTube

A nationwide campaign aimed at raising awareness about human trafficking, and amplifying industrywide efforts was launched by Truckers Against Trafficking and key partners, the group announced Feb. 21.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 21, 2018