Human Traffic Watch

OOIDA to partner with Truckers Against Trafficking

In Awareness, Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking, Social Justice on November 18, 2012 at 2:42 pm

he Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, the largest national association for professional truckers, is partnering with Truckers Against Trafficking in their efforts to stop one of the nation’s most heinous and fastest growing crimes – human trafficking.

TAT is a nonprofit organization that educates, equips and mobilizes members of the trucking and travel plaza industry to combat domestic sex trafficking. The Department of Justice estimates that 100,000 to 300,000 of America’s youth are at risk of becoming victims of the sex trade industry each year.

“Their efforts are important in so many ways, and we have been glad to help spread their messages to our members,” said OOIDA president Jim Johnston. “We are proud to strike an official partnership with them and continue that outreach through social media, a direct link from our website homepage, and other channels.”

OOIDA, which has more than 150,000 members nationwide, hands out TAT wallet cards from its headquarters and keeps them on hand on the association’s tour truck, “The Spirit of the American Trucker.”

Source: The Vindicator

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