Organization Asking Truckers To Look Out For Human Trafficking

Truckers Against Trafficking is opening up a new line of defense against human traffickers by mobilizing truckers, truck stop employees and the general public to help recover victims.

There are more than 3.5 million truckers on America’s roads, which makes them a great resource for groups working to fight human trafficking, said Lyn Thompson, the organization's co-founder and communications specialist.

"If we could train them to understand what human trafficking is and what to do when they see it, they could play a critical role in the fight against human trafficking across this country," Thompson said.

The organization is a hallmark program in the Industry Training Program, it has trained hundreds of thousands of people in the trucking industry about the warning signs of sex trafficking and how to appropriately respond by following up with a report to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center and local law enforcement.

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