The Big Idea
When the founders of Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) first learned about human trafficking in 2007 and that federal investigations were underway at truck stops to identify traffickers, they had a revolutionary idea.
“What if truckers were educated and equipped to spot and report potential signs of human trafficking to the National Hotline?
Founded in 2009 , TAT’s mission is to educate, equip, empower, and mobilize members of the trucking and travel plaza industry to combat domestic sex trafficking. Through the power of network leadership, TAT is a vibrant community across trucking and law enforcement of “truckers against trafficking” who are innovating, advocating, and partnering to end domestic sex trafficking.
Targeted Systems Change → Discover and Disrupt Human Trafficking Networks
Truckers Against Trafficking is raising up a mobile army of transportation professionals to assist law enforcement in the recognition and reporting of human trafficking, in order to aid in the recovery of victims and the arrest of their perpetrators.
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.
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