Model Replication

In order to scale sustainably, TAT is working to replicate its model across borders, modes and industries.


Crossing Borders: Guardianes del Asfalto

Successful model replication is taking place in Canada through the launch of TAT Canada. To the south, in Mexico, TAT’s partner, Consejo Ciudadano (the NGO running the country’s National Human Trafficking Hotline), created a program, Guardianes Del Asfalto, replicated on TAT’s model of working with private industry in the fight against human trafficking. In a collaborative effort, TAT, Consejo, and members of the US Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the Secretary of Communications and Transportation (SCT — Mexico’s DOT) and El Pozo de Vida (Mexican anti-trafficking NGO) have created industry-specific anti-trafficking materials, which include a tri-fold wallet card and 8.5-minute training video, and formulated a distribution plan to members of the trucking and bus industries in Mexico. The training film and wallet cards define human trafficking and provide red flags to watch out for and actions to take if human trafficking is suspected.

Crossing Modes: Busing on the Lookout

As bus terminals are regularly used by pimps to recruit victims out of, passenger buses are utilized in the transportation of victims, and school is one of the last places children who are being trafficked are seen before they disappear entirely, it is imperative that bus drivers (both passenger and school), as well as bus terminal employees, become trained to recognize and report the signs of human trafficking. Capitalizing on its extensive law enforcement, state agency and industry network, Truckers Against Trafficking launched Busing on the Lookout (BOTL) in an effort to create an additional army for law enforcement in recognizing and reporting this crime.

Crossing Industries: Convenience Stores Against Trafficking

Truckers Against Trafficking serves as a consultant for the development of Convenience Stores Against Trafficking (CSAT), which empowers the convenience store industry to play a vital role in stopping human trafficking in our communities. CSAT is a program of the national nonprofit, In Our Backyard, and is replicating TAT’s overall model of equipping an industry with training and materials in order to recognize and report human trafficking. There are more than 150,000 convenience stores that serve half the U.S. population daily. Longer hours of operation, public restrooms and convenience make it more likely that convenience stores can help victims of human trafficking. To learn more and watch the CSAT training video, visit: