A first-of-its-kind training DVD on human trafficking and the critical role members of the trucking/travel plaza industry can have in fighting it is now available.

Because human trafficking becomes a costly, dangerous and relevant safety issue when it intersects with truckers and travel plaza employees, we hope trucking companies, travel plazas, truck-driving schools, state associations and national trucking associations will consider making this DVD a part of their orientation and training for all employees,” said Kendis Paris, national director for Truckers Against Trafficking. “While it’s longer than the 10 minutes we originally thought it would be, every minute is loaded with powerful images and education. It should be extremely useful for the trucking industry as they engage in this battle along our nation’s highways.”

The DVD features interviews with the FBI, a prosecuting attorney, truckers who have seen human trafficking taking place on their routes, a trafficking victim rescued from a truck stop through the call of a trucker, actual footage of prostituted women at a travel plaza and information on concrete ways members of the trucking/travel plaza industry can fight this crime in the course of their daily work. It was produced by iEmpathize, an arts and advocacy non profit that creates opportunities for people to explore and engage in issues of injustice.

The DVD can be seen in its entirety right here. It can be downloaded here (see instructions below), or you can request a DVD by e-mailing us at: tat.truckers@gmail.com. An audio version of the DVD is also available for use as a training module for truckers who are on-the-road and not available for office training programs.

To download the Truckers Against Trafficking training DVD, click on the vimeo link shown in the paragraph above on this website. Click on it or on the vimeo link in the copy right below the video. This will take you to the vimeo site where the video can also be watched.

You will need to join vimeo in order to download the video. To do that, you will need to set up a user name and password. Look for the box on the right-hand side of the page that has a large MOV on it. Click to join.

Once you have joined and signed in, look for a box on the page that says: Want more from vimeo…and then by the MOV, it will say download this video…

Right-click on ‘download this video,’ choose ‘save as’ or ‘save link as.’ You can then rename the video and save it to a file on your computer.