What We Do
All of our programs work to create entry points to train drivers and truck stop employees so that more calls will be made, and more victims recovered. Click here for an overview of TAT’s theory of change.
The Freedom Drivers Project
The Freedom Drivers Project (FDP) is a first-of-its-kind, mobile exhibit serving as a remarkable tool to educate members of the trucking industry, law enforcement and general public about domestic sex trafficking and how the trucking industry is combating it. From the compelling exterior imagery on this 48-foot trailer to the interior’s video monitors and actual trafficking artifacts from women and children who had been enslaved by traffickers, this trailer serves as a powerful education tool for many. It also celebrates the real Truckers Against Trafficking who are working to drive change in this area, and connects deeply with visitors, both intellectually and emotionally, to drive greater awareness about the problems and the simple action steps anyone can take to help. Click here to learn more.
Shipping Partners Program
The Shipping Partners Program seeks to engage major purchasers of shipping to encourage their carriers to implement Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) materials as a regular part of training and orientation. Building on the corporate social responsibility movement, and leveraging purchasing power, TAT is utilizing pre-existing relationships between shippers and their carriers to train even more drivers. Click here to learn more.
Coalition Builds bring law enforcement agencies at all levels of government together with the general managers of truck stops, representatives of trucking companies and state trucking associations to provide extensive training resulting in a significant increase in anti-trafficking activity in a local area. Click here to learn more.
Industry Training Program
The Industry Training Program is TAT’s core program that drives the biggest impact by training hundreds of thousands of industry members about the realities of domestic sex trafficking and how the trucking industry can combat it. By speaking all over the country, utilizing a robust social media program, and via our industry-specific materials, TAT partners with trucking schools, the carriers themselves, the truck stop industry, as well as manufacturers and state and national trucking associations in order to spread the word. TAT training has resulted in a significant increase of reports of possible trafficking to the national hotline from truck drivers, which has resulted in victim recoveries and the arrest of criminals. Click here to learn more.
State-Based Initiatives (SBI) build on the groundbreaking work done by the Iowa Motor Vehicle Enforcement (Iowa MVE) agency with TAT materials, by activating the appropriate government agencies in outreach work to the trucking industry. The Iowa MVE Model organizes the state patrol and other law enforcement entities to utilize entry points into the trucking industry to spread the TAT anti-trafficking message. Key components of the SBI include: training state patrol and other law enforcement agencies on the crime of human trafficking; using weigh stations, rest stops, CDL issue/renewal, safety compliance meetings, and ports of entry to spread the anti-trafficking message; mandating TAT training at CDL entry-level; expanding the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) and TAT’s law enforcement network; and assisting in investigations. Click here to learn more.
TAT Dealership Partner Program
The TAT Dealership Partner program (TDP) provides a specific pathway for manufacturers from all corners of the industry to not only support TAT financially, but raise awareness about the realities of domestic sex trafficking and the effective and innovative work of TAT by becoming a distribution point for our materials. Click here to learn more.
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