January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. More than 40% of reports by truck drivers in recent years involved victims who are minors, according to Truckers Against Trafficking.
Many truck drivers have taken formal training offered by Truckers Against Trafficking. TAT has been recruiting and training drivers since 2009.
Seventeen trucking firms in Nevada are partners with TAT, with more than 1,300 trained drivers from the Silver State. Nationwide, TAT has 1.4 million professional drivers using proven tools and techniques to identify victims and come to their aid. TAT’s training is available to anyone. Anyone can report a suspicious situation to the National Human Trafficking Hotline (NHTH), which is run by the Polaris Project.