Human Traffic Watch

TCA Joins Fight to End Human Trafficking

In Awareness, Human Trafficking, Social Justice on May 29, 2013 at 2:23 pm

The Truckload Carriers Association has formed a partnership with Truckers Against Trafficking, a nonprofit organization that educates, equips, empowers, and mobilizes members of the trucking and truck plaza industries to combat domestic sex trafficking.

Speaking at the organization’s Safety & Security Division Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, TCA President Chris Burruss announced that TCA is already making full use of its Truckload Academy On-demand education and training platform to prepare drivers and others to recognize and report such heinous activities.

Sex or human “trafficking”—a term for modern-day slavery—has been reported in all 50 states. The Department of Justice estimates that anywhere between 100,000 to 300,000 of America’s children are at risk of entering the sex for sale industry every year. Trafficking often occurs where young girls, and sometimes boys, can be easily moved from city to city and forced to engage in commercial sex along the way.

Source: Trucking Info

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