OVER THE ROAD DRIVERS

TAT’s core program, the 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. Through nationwide presentations, using a robust social media program and via our industry-specific materials, TAT partners with trucking schools, carriers, truck stops, as well as shippers, manufacturers and state and national trucking associations, in order to spread the word.

How to become TAT Trained:

Company/School

Professional Driver

Training Video: Share our free training video with your drivers. Request a digital file of our video or physical DVD from tat.truckers@gmail.com.

Training Video: Watch our free training video and take the short quiz through our online portal. This will register you as an officially TAT Trained/TAT Certified driver.

Know the Red Flags: Tell your drivers to download our app and/or request wallet cards for your drivers from tat.truckers@gmail.com.

Know the Red Flags: Download our app and request a wallet card and window decal at tat.truckers@gmail.com.

Register: Register your company as trained to reflect your impact in the fight against trafficking and encourage others to do the same.

Share: Share TAT’s training with others in person and through social media.

TAT training has resulted in a significant increase in reports of possible trafficking cases from truck drivers to the national hotline of possible trafficking cases, leading to victim recoveries and the arrest of criminals. Check out our Harriet Tubman Award winners to hear the stories of those drivers who’ve directly supported the road to freedom for a victim of sex trafficking, and learn how you or someone on your team could be the next award winner!

Human trafficking is modern-day slavery. Traffickers use force, fraud and coercion to control their victims. Any minor engaged in commercial sex is a victim of human trafficking. While the initial purchase of victims may occur online, the real-time sale of victims can happen in many locations, including truck stops, restaurants, rest areas, hotels/motels, strip clubs, private homes, etc.

Professional drivers are the eyes and ears of our nation’s highways. If you see a minor working any of those areas or suspect that the person selling sex is under someone else’s control in order to make a quota, call the National Human Trafficking Hotline and report a tip. If you are witnessing a crime in progress, please call 911.

What to look for:

            • Lack of knowledge of their whereabouts; not in control of ID/passport
            • Restricted or controlled communication – not allowed to speak for self
            • CB chatter about “commercial company” or flashing lights signaling “buyer” location
            • Acknowledgment of a pimp and making a quota
            • A van or RV that seems out of place out by trucks; a vehicle dropping someone off at a truck and picking them up 15-20 minutes later
Warning: Please do not approach traffickers.
Allow law enforcement to deal with traffickers and recover victims. Approaching traffickers is not only dangerous for you and their victims but could lead to problems in the eventual prosecution of traffickers.
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