Truck drivers to the rescue: equipping truck drivers to report trafficking
Sustainability • 11 minutes
Human trafficking — where people are bought and sold for forced labor or commercial sex — happens in every state across America with the number of victims estimated to be in the hundreds of thousands. One of the most frequent locations where the FBI were finding women and children being coerced into prostitution was at truck stops and places along our nation’s highways where truck drivers frequent.
To learn more about this situation, we wanted to hear from Kendis Paris, Executive Director/Co-Founder at Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT). TAT began a mission in 2009 dedicated to raising up the largest mobile army of transportation professionals to discover and disrupt trafficking networks where individuals are being tortured, sexually assaulted, and pimped out against their will.