Lyn Thompson, TAT communications specialist, spoke at the 2015 Virginia Trucking Association (VTA) Safety Management Conference on May 14 in Hampton, Virginia. As part of her presentation, she showed the 13-minute version of TAT’s new training DVD. This was the first time it has been shown since its printing, and it was well received.
At the conclusion of Thompson’s presentation, Dale Bennett, VTA president, encouraged everyone in the room to take the information and materials home and train their employees and drivers. He shared that Virginia, the last state in the union to do so, has now passed an anti-human trafficking law, and that working with TAT to fight human trafficking is the right thing to do. Alan Caviness of Houff Transfer Inc. and Willie Cantrell of Intertrans Carrier Co. also spoke to the group after Bennett, urging everyone to train their drivers and employees and spread the word about fighting human trafficking.
The next TAT event in Virginia will be a coalition build with law enforcement and Virginia trucking representatives in Richmond on June 24.
Virginia DMV is also using part of the Iowa MVE model to get TAT materials in the hands of trucking at scale facilities, in motor carrier interactions and at truck stops in the state.