Antoine Sadler, CB handle (CutBack), is a driver at Wal-mart. He’s been in the industry for 21 years … 12 of which have been for Wal-mart Transportation, where he’s a member of the Road Team, a Store Ambassador and also participates in Wal-mart Heart. Wal-mart Transportation is a proud sponsor of TAT! From putting TAT stickers on all of their tractors that display the national hotline number, training their drivers, keeping the issue in the front of drivers’ minds by showing the TAT training video in the break rooms, donating hauls to move TAT’s Freedom Drivers Project across the country and allowing their drivers to work the events with TAT, Wal-mart Transportation, and drivers like Antoine Sadler, have most definitely gone the extra mile. It's an honor and a pleasure to work for a company that gives back!
TAT: Hi Antoine, let’s start by letting our readers get to know you a little better. What’s your favorite food?
Antoine: T-bone steak!
Antoine: Collecting model trucks and trains. I also enjoy R&B and old-school hip-hop.
TAT: What’s your favorite sports team?
Antoine: Dallas Cowboys
TAT: How did you first find out about TAT, and why do you feel it’s important to support or promote TAT?
I got involved with TAT back in January 2016. I was able to haul the Freedom Drivers Project (FDP), a mobile exhibit about sex trafficking and how the trucking industry is combatting it, to Orlando, Florida. I helped work the event as well. After seeing how this program brings awareness about human trafficking to the public, I knew in my heart I had to be a part of this. Since then, I've been involved in three hauls of the FDP. One haul I helped coordinate, and two I had the privilege of pulling myself. Along with passing out wallet cards and talking to different people about this program, I've also done an interview on behalf of TAT in Louisville, Kentucky.
TAT: What is something new you have learned in the last year regarding human trafficking?
This is a serious problem that goes unseen by a lot of people. I feel it's important to get the word out to bring awareness to the public that might look at a victim and just think it's someone that just made bad decisions in life. Since the first time I saw this going on, I couldn't believe it. You hear about it and or see it on TV, but to witness it in person changed the way I moved in certain places. I would ask them, "Why are you here?”, and you'll find out it's not because they want to be there. Over the past seven months, I've learned a lot more about human trafficking. I've learned how to recognize a person needing help and how to get them some help. TAT has provided me with the tools to assist a person in need and has also educated me on how to spread the word to others.
TAT: Last question…how would you complete this sentence? I want to live in a world where…
I want to live in a world where everyone respects each other and accepts one another no matter who they are, what they are and what they believe in.
*Going the Extra Mile is dedicated to highlighting those individuals and companies who go above and beyond in their support of the TAT mission. To all the TAT Champions out there, we are grateful!