TANY is a proud partner of Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT), a 501(c)3 organization that exists to educate, equip, empower and mobilize members of the trucking and travel plaza industry to combat domestic sex trafficking.
Around the world, there are an estimated 20.9 million victims of human trafficking, while victims in the United States are estimated in the hundreds of thousands, existing in all 50 states.
TAT recognizes that members of the trucking industry and individual truckers are invaluable in the fight against this heinous crime. As the eyes and ears of our nation's highways, they are in a unique position to make a difference and close loopholes to traffickers who seek to exploit our transportation system for their personal gain.
Make the Call. Save Lives.
Traffickers recruit out of our schools, online, in shopping malls, as well as the streets and other locations. A large percentage of the people trafficked are women and children. Many of them are used in the sex industry. They are the prostituted people on the street and in private homes, and in legitimate businesses such as restaurants, truck stops and motels. Recognizing potential trafficking victims is the first step in helping them.
TAT offers many training tools for those in the trucking industry to learn more about identifying possible victims of human trafficking, how to interact with them and what steps to take next. The National Human Trafficking Resource Center has reported a sharp increase in calls from truckers since the formation of Truckers Against Trafficking.
If you suspect you have come in contact with a victim of human trafficking, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-373-7888. The Center will help you determine if you have encountered a victim of human trafficking, will identify local resources available in the community to help victims, and will help coordinate with local social service organizations to help protect and serve victims so they can begin the process of restoring their lives.
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