Going the Extra Mile
It’s time for our next edition of Going the Extra Mile, and we are featuring professional driver, Jon Osburn!
Going the Extra Mile
Jon Osburn is the driver of “The OOIDA Spirit of the American Trucker” tour truck. He makes 100+ stops across America, visiting with professional truck drivers each year coast to coast. He is an advocate for the trucking industry and is passionate about professional drivers and the work they do keeping America moving forward. Jon has been a long-time supporter of TAT, who has diligently and consistently raised awareness about human trafficking and how members of the trucking industry can combat it by passing out TAT materials to everyone he meets on the road. Jon definitely goes the extra mile!
TAT: Hi Jon, let’s start by letting our readers get to know you a little better. What’s your favorite food?
Jon: BBQ, any kind.
Jon: Spending time with my family, world traveling and a Black Harley that may sometimes be in my trailer.
TAT: What’s your favorite band? Sports team?
Jon: Jimmy Buffet and Tony Justice … as for sports? Vicki loves hockey; Shaun loves skiing; Chelsi loves baseball; Lara loves lacrosse; Brittany loves volleyball. I drive a truck … love watching my grandson!
TAT: Why do you feel it’s important to support or promote TAT?
Jon: TAT was the first group I found that was able to educate the trucking community about the dark world of sexual trafficking.
TAT: Have you always been involved in social justice issues or is this new to you?
Jon: Ambulance attendant, combat medic, paramedic in past lives may have caused me to have these concerns.
TAT: What is something new you’ve learned in the last year regarding human trafficking?
Jon: If we take the time, we may save the life of someone living in their own living HELL.
TAT: Last question … how would you complete this sentence? I want to live in a world where …
Jon: I want to live in a world where all children are healthy, loved, well fed and can live life free of pain. Lambs.
*Going the Extra Mile is dedicated to highlighting those individuals and companies who go above and beyond in their support of the TAT mission. To all the TAT Champions out there, we are grateful!