Human trafficking, a term for modern-day slavery, is a $32 billion worldwide industry with more than 27 million people enslaved. It has been reported in all 50 states and the number of victims in the U.S. is estimated in hundreds of thousands. This website has been created to enable members of the trucking/travel plaza industry and other travelers learn what you can do to help stop this atrocity.
Around the world, there are an estimated 27 million slaves today. This is more than at any other time in world history. Modern-day slavery, when it results in people being bought and sold and moved around, is called human trafficking. Beyond the international statistics, slavery exists here in the United States.Conservative estimates state that 17,000 people are trafficked into this country every year. Within the United States, the estimates of trafficked individuals are staggering; between 200,000-300,000 per year.
While illegal, human trafficking is a booming business, second only to drug trafficking. Most of the people trafficked are women and children. Many of them are used in the sex industry. They are the prostitutes on the street, at truck stops and in motels. They need help. They need to be identified and rescued.
You Can Help Us Stop This Nightmare
This is where you come in! Truckers Against Trafficking recognizes that members of the trucking industry and individual truckers are invaluable in the fight against this heinous crime. This site has been created to inform truckers and other travelers of the basic issues involved in human trafficking and a summary of ways you can help. We invite you to travel through this website and learn how you can join this worthy cause and save lives.
The goal of Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) is to educate, equip, empower and mobilize members of the trucking and travel plaza industry to combat domestic sex trafficking by helping us put our wallet cards in the hands of every trucker in America; have our trucking-industry-specific training DVD made part of orientation for all truck stop and travel plaza employees, all students of private and public trucking driving schools, all truck drivers employed via major carriers or owner/operators; and have TAT posters posted in all truck stops, rest areas and truck carrier break rooms across the United States. And then, once equipped with both awareness of the problem and education, when human trafficking is suspected, call the national hotline number of 1-888-373-7888.
Truckers Against Trafficking has a national director and two national coordinators who are available for interviews, speaking engagements and strategy discussions regarding the accomplishment of our goal. If you'd like to speak to one of them, contact Kendis Paris, director, at 720-202-1037 or firstname.lastname@example.org .