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 United States is estimated in the 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 for forced labor or commercial sex, is called human trafficking. Foreign nationals from multiple countries are trafficked into this country on an annual basis; and the U. S. Department of Justice estimates that anywhere between 100,000-300,000 American kids are at risk of entering the sex trade each year.
While illegal, human trafficking is a booming business, second only to drug trafficking. 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 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. 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 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.
Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) is a 501(c)3 that exists to educate, equip, empower and mobilize members of the trucking and travel plaza industry to combat domestic sex trafficking.
Make the TAT training DVD, wallet cards (and other materials) a regular part of training/orientation for members of the trucking industry so that when they suspect human trafficking is taking place they can call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) at 1-888-3737-888 and report what they know.
Partner with law enforcement to facilitate the investigation of human trafficking.
Marshal the resources of the trucking industry to combat this crime.
Wallet Cards In English, Spanish and French Canadian
If you're a member of the trucking industry and would like wallet cards to use and pass along to other truckers, email
. You may also download the card in the language of your choice here.
Truckers Against Trafficking Posters for Your Use (English and Spanish)
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 e-mail
The TAT Mobile App
TAT now has an app for Android phones and for Windows phones.
If you have an Android phone you can get the app by running the 'Marketplace app' from your phone and then searching for 'Truckers Against Trafficking'. Press the 'Download' button to download it to your phone. If you want to learn more about it before downloading go here.
To download the TAT Windows phone app go here. Thanks to Steve Andrews for creating his app.
Support TAT, Donate Now
Or make checks payable to Truckers Against Trafficking and mail to: Truckers Against Trafficking P.O. Box 816 Englewood, CO. 80151 *Truckers Against Trafficking is a 501(c)3 organization, so all donations are tax deductible.
Click here if you are a member of the trucking industry and you've seen our training DVD and are equipped with a wallet card.
TAT Being Talked About In Congress
Congressman Ted Poe from Texas commends Truckers Against Trafficking in a speech from the House floor
TAT on NPR
National Public Radio Morning Edition featured a story on TAT and the efforts of the trucking industry to fight sex trafficking, you can read a transcript or listen to it here
(aired on 10/19/2012)
TAT On Fox News National
TAT featured in TIP report
TAT's Everyday Heroes Needed poster is featured in the 2012 State Department's Trafficking in Persons report, to find out more click here
TAT is ready to sail
Truckers Against Trafficking is teaming up with Carols Travel Time to create our second TAT Cruise. We had such a great time with everyone on the first TAT Cruise. Don't miss a chance to join us this time. We are sailing out of Port Canaveral on Saturday, Oct 5 to Oct 12 for 7 days onboard the new and biggest Carnival ship, the Dream. Learn more at tatcruise.com
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