TAT’s Industry Training Program drives the greatest impact by training hundreds of thousands of industry members on the realities of sex trafficking and how the trucking industry can combat it. Canadian trucking companies and their drivers, along with truck stop employees, will learn about the red flags of human trafficking and how to report these to the Canadian authorities. Through nationwide presentations, using a robust social media program and via our industry-specific training materials, TAT partners with trucking schools, carriers, truck stops, as well as shippers, manufacturers and provincial and national trucking associations, in order to spread the word. If you are interested in getting involved by training your company or taking the training yourself, please contact email@example.com or visit our trucking training materials page here. In addition, click here to take a virtual tour of our Freedom Drivers Project.
The bus industry in Canada – commercial and school – has a key role to play in combating human trafficking, which is why TAT launched Busing on the Lookout (BOTL) and created free niche-specific training resources for the bus industry. Whether working as a professional driver, a customer service agent, a ticket counter representative, a school bus aide, a security guard, a dispatch operator, or maintenance staff, members of the bus industry may be coming into contact with human trafficking victims in the course of their everyday jobs. By knowing what to look for and how to report it effectively, frontline bus employees could help save a life. To train, click here, and for more information about BOTL, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The energy industry in Canada – oil and gas, wind, solar – has a role to play in combating human trafficking, which is why TAT launched our Empower Freedom program and created free industry-specific training resources for the energy industry. Whether working in the field, an office, or on the road, energy employees have an opportunity to recognize and report the crime of human trafficking in the communities in which they live and work. By knowing what to look for and how to report it effectively, energy workers could help save a life. To train, click here, and for more information about Empower Freedom, email email@example.com.
April 20, 2022: “Maritime trucking company partners with U.S. non-profit to combat human trafficking”
April 9, 2022: “‘Eyes on the road’: Canadian truckers fight human trafficking along highways”
April 7, 2022: “Heroes of the Highway Fight Human Trafficking”
July 16, 2021: “Join in the fight as a trucker against trafficking”
Law Enforcement Training
Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) provides a 4-hour, in-depth law enforcement (LE) training on
Central to TAT’s training is a powerful survivor’s testimony, with her perspectives on interactions with law enforcement she encountered. For more information on our law enforcement training program and a free 38-minute LE video, click on the flyer or contact Kylla Lanier at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for the French Canadian version of the flyer.
Canadian CVE Model
The Canadian Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Model (Canadian CVE) is based on the groundbreaking work with Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) materials done by the Iowa Motor Vehicle Enforcement (Iowa MVE) agency in the US. This model organizes law enforcement and provincial agencies to utilize entry points into the trucking (TAT) and bus industries (BOTL) to spread the TAT anti-trafficking message. To learn more about the Canadian CVE model, click on the flyer. Click here for the French Canadian version of the flyer.
CVSA HT Enforcement Program
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Human Trafficking Enforcement Program, of which TAT is a member, seeks to reduce human trafficking throughout North America through coordinated enforcement and investigative and educational awareness measures within the commercial motor vehicle industry. Visit https://www.cvsa.org/programs/human-trafficking-enforcement/ to learn more.
Host a Coalition Build
TAT Coalition Builds bring together key stakeholders from the trucking, bus and energy industries, alongside law enforcement and government agencies, to address human trafficking at the local and provincial levels. In this 4-hour briefing, TAT provides targeted action steps, free training materials for industry members and law enforcement, and models of engagement intended to result in the coordination and implementation of effective strategies and actions at the local and provincial level. If you are interested in learning more about TAT Coalition Builds or hosting one in your area, click on the flyer. Click here for the French Canadian version of the flyer.
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