The Freedom Drivers Project (FDP) is getting an update! The Bawmann Group, a design firm in Denver, is donating the design of a new interior and exterior wrap. We will also be adding two new exhibit pieces, telling the powerful and informative stories of two survivors of sex trafficking. iEmpathize is donating to help design and install the new exhibit pieces. While we are thrilled to add these stories to the FDP, it does mean the exhibit will be off the road and in the shop. Thank you iEmpathize and TBG for making this possible!
Look for these changes at the next TAT event. We look forward to seeing you then!
Thanks to Inland Kenworth and their many partners we will be auctioning off a truck to benefit Truckers Against Trafficking! The truck will be auctioned off the evening of the 20th. The Freedom Drivers Project will be available for tours and we will be training members of the industry on the 19th and 20th.
Check back for more details!
We've been invited by the CMCA to join the Aurora Youth 4 Success at one of their summer Lunch and Learns. This event will include a speaker sharing about the opportunities within the industry, drivers sharing their experiences and talking about safety, then a tour of the Freedom Drivers Project.
You can learn more about Aurora Youth 4 Success here.
Join Truckers Against Trafficking and the Kentucky Attorney General's Office in celebrating National Human Trafficking Awareness Day! The Freedom Drivers Project will be available for tours on Capitol Ave between the Capitol and the Annex 9 am-3 pm. National Human Trafficking Awareness Day events will be going on inside the rotunda starting at 10 am. The Statewide Human Trafficking Taskforce meeting will be at 1 pm in the Capitol Annex.
The Freedom Drivers Project will be on display in Omaha, Nebraska for the NTA fall conference. Also join us on the 22nd for a presentation from TAT 9-10am Salon D. You can learn more about the conference: http://www.nebtrucking.com/events/management-conference
The Freedom Drivers Project hours:
Covenant invited TAT and our Freedom Drivers Project out to their Chattanooga Terminal September 12-13th to train their staff and drivers during their driver appreciation week. Thank you, Covenant!
We'll be parked at the main driver's entrance and open 8am-5pm with breaks for our training sessions 11-11:30am and 4-4:30pm both days.
The Vail Symposium has invited the Freedom Drivers Project to one of their summer series talks focusing on human trafficking. Candace Joice of iEmpathize will be sharing about human trafficking causes and solutions.
6pm Freedom Drivers Project opens for tours
6:30pm Reception starts - Freedom Drivers Project still available for tours
7pm Program begins
Help Inc. is a Silver Level TAT corporate sponsor so this August during their board meeting they wanted to give their board members a chance to hear more about TAT's impact as well as tour the Freedom Drivers Project. Thanks to the Denver Transportation Club we will also host members of the Denver Transportation Club, CMCA and CSCMP for tours.
We are excited to have the Freedom Drivers Project at the National Truck Driving Championships for the first time this year! Thank you to the ATA for your invitation. The Freedom Drivers Project will be parked outside the Convention Center on W. Georgia St. between S. Capitol and Illinois St. Make sure to stop on by!
The Truckers Jamboree is hosted every year at the Iowa 80 Truckstop, I-80 Exit 284, Walcott, Iowa. Since it’s inception in 1979, the Truckers Jamboree has been celebrating America’s Truckers. This event is a great place to celebrate and learn about trucking and those big rigs. It’s our way of saying thank you to the millions of truck drivers that deliver the goods we consume, whether it’s groceries, gas, clothes or cars — you can bet it was delivered by a truck.
This year the Freedom Drivers Project will be on display and available for tours. Make sure to stop by!
Thursday, July 14th and Friday, July 15th 10am-7pm
Saturday, July 16th 9am-5pm
One of our sponsors and Freedom Drivers Project Haulers, Heartland Express, is hosting the Freedom Drivers Project for their drivers and staff to tour. The Freedom Drivers Project provides a glimpse into human trafficking, as well as simple action steps anyone can take immediately walking out of it. Thank you, Heartland Express for educating and empowering your staff!
The Freedom Drivers Project will be on display June 9th 8am-7pm at the Joplin Convention and Trade Center as a part of the SuperRigs Truck Beauty competition.
Rotella SuperRigs® is a fun event for the whole family. Come out to see the “Giants of Joplin” compete in the SuperRigs Truck Beauty Contest and enjoy some food, watch a movie or play games throughout this 3-day event. The best part of all - It’s FREE!
After a busy day experiencing Shell Rotella SuperRigs’ hospitality and watching the awesome trucks being judged at the Joplin Convention & Trade Center, join us as the party moves to Downtown Joplin. Many of the SuperRigs’ competitors will travel to historic downtown Joplin where they will stage their rigs, turn on their lights and pump up the music; partying like only truckers can.
The Giants of Joplin will bring the energy to convert the downtown streets into a massive street party. This is the time where you can see the rigs up close and personal and talk to the creators of these magnificent machines. Our event will take over downtown from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Adding to the ambience, we will be holding our “Best Lights” competition during the street party.
Plus, you’ll be given a unique opportunity to dine in many of the local restaurants and bars located on Main Street – watching all the action right out on the street. But that’s not all -- you are also invited to join us for a free concert and fireworks display that will take place right in the middle of it all! It’s going to be a GIANT of a time that you won’t want to miss!
Thursday, June 9
- 7:00am-7:00pm - Event Registration Open
- 7:30am-7.00pm - Judging Line Open
- 8:00am–7:00pm - Concessions and Vendor Booths Open
- 8:30pm-10:30pm - Movie
Learn more here: http://rotella.shell.com/superrigs.html
The Freedom Drivers Project will be at the OSU-OKC Precision Driving Course during the driving competition portion of the Oklahoma Truck Driving Championship June 4th. Make sure to stop by to learn the stories of trafficking in America and what trucking is and can do about it!
Truckers Against Trafficking in partnership with the NY State Motor Truck Association is bringing the Freedom Drivers Project to the NY State Capitol May 17th from 9am- 4pm. The Freedom Drivers Project is a first-of-its-kind mobile exhibit that is a premiere tool in educating members of the trucking industry and the general public about the realities of domestic sex trafficking and how the trucking industry is combating it. The Freedom Drivers Project will be parked on State St. between the Capitol and the Legislative Office Building (approximately 174 State St. Albany, NY 12210).
Everyone is invited to tour the Freedom Drivers Project April 19th on the AIMS CC campus in Greeley. The Freedom Drivers Project will be open in front of the Allied Health Building and College Center from 8-4 pm. We will have presentations by speakers from Homeland Security, SAVA and TAT in the Conference Center in Cornerstone on the southwest side of campus 5-7pm. Come learn about human trafficking and what you can do about it. You can find a campus map here: http://www.aims.edu/about/maps/resources/greeley.pdf
This event was made possible by a partnership between the Northeast Colorado Coalition Against Trafficking and the Associated Students of AIMS Community College.