In 2012 the trucking industry, in conjunction with TAT, ramped up the battle against human trafficking and received national recognition for their efforts. In fact, recently TAT was selected by the United Nations as one of the top 100 best practices to combat human trafficking and has been praised by Congress.
Support for this organization is made up of trucking companies, trucking associations, truck stops, suppliers and receivers, which total over 9 million members. This coalition between the trucking industry and law enforcement strives to shine a light in the shadows and invade the trafficker’s territory.
TAT has a 3 year goal to expand internationally. Currently Canada and Brazil have created their own programs, modeled after TAT.
The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) has reported a dramatic increase in calls from truckers reporting possible trafficking cases.
TAT is making strides to accomplish its goals, thanks to companies like Legacy and others. For more information go to: www.truckersagainsttrafficking.org