The BPI Bulletin - October 2020
Published on Monday, September 21, 2020
Truckers Against Trafficking
About Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT)
Modern-day slavery, or human trafficking exists whenever people are bought and sold for forced labor or commercial sex. Around the world, it is estimated that there are over 40 million slaves today. Human trafficking has been reported in all 50 states, and the number of victims in the United States is estimated in the hundreds of thousands.
While illegal, human trafficking is a booming business. 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. They need to be identified and recovered.
You Can Make a Difference
This is where you come in! Truckers Against Trafficking recognizes that members of the trucking, bus and energy industries are invaluable in the fight against this heinous crime. As the eyes and ears of our nation’s highways, you 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. This site has been created to inform members of the trucking, bus and energy industries, 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.
Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) is a 501(c)3 that exists to educate, equip, empower and mobilize members of the trucking, bus and energy industries to combat human trafficking.
- Saturate trucking and related industries with TAT materials.
- Partner with law enforcement and government agencies to facilitate the investigation of human trafficking.
- Marshal the resources of our partners to combat this crime.
In order to complete this certification program, you must demonstrate your knowledge of the issue of human trafficking and how a member of the trucking or bus industry, like yourself, can play a vital role in combatting this crime. Our training video will educate and equip you to understand this issue and, more importantly, empower you to take the steps necessary that could end up saving a life.
You have the opportunity to be an everyday hero on the frontlines of this issue. Join us in this important work and help us get pimps and traffickers arrested and victims recovered.
Become a certified TAT-Trained driver. Complete the registration and then watch our training video and take a short quiz by visiting https://education.truckersagainsttrafficking.org/lesson/the-tat-training-video/ .
There is now also an App for all mobile platforms. Search “Truckers Against Trafficking” in the App Store or Marketplace. You can also obtain physical wallet cards and understand them by visiting https://education.truckersagainsttrafficking.org/tat-human-trafficking-wallet-card/ .
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