Tag Archive: Truckers Against Trafficking

Penske Joins Fight Against Human Trafficking by Supporting Truckers Against Trafficking

October 6, 2020

READING, Pa.Aug. 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Penske Transportation Solutions has signed-on to support and sponsor the Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) organization, a nonprofit organization that exists to educate, equip, empower and mobilize members of the trucking, bus and energy industries to combat human trafficking.

Penske has also committed to certifying its over 5,500 truck drivers with TAT training. TAT provides companies with a training video as well as wallet cards that educate drivers on the signs of human trafficking and what a driver should do if they suspect it.

“This is an extremely important cause and we are honored to join with others in our industry to support an organization whose mission is so critical,” explained Brian Hard, president & CEO of Penske Transportation Solutions. “We are looking forward to providing our drivers with the tools they need to identify and report possible trafficking cases. We are aligned with TAT’s overarching goal to saturate the trucking industry with educational information and ultimately combat this horrific crime.”

Human trafficking has been reported in all 50 states, and victims are often found in locations frequented by truckers. Through its corporate partnerships, TAT is raising up a mobilized army of transportation professionals to assist law enforcement in recognizing and reporting this crime in order to assist victims and bring their perpetrators to justice.

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Anti-Human Trafficking Apps Increase Awareness And Action From Churches To Truck Stops

July 11, 2019

The United Nations (UN) wants to end slavery by 2030. Slavery is the second largest criminal industry in the world—tied with arms dealing—with 40 million people in some form of servitude and profits of $150 billion in 2015. This will require action from individual citizens, government leaders, and corporate executives.

Technology is often used to enable human trafficking, but leaders from all sectors of the tech world are starting to use this same power to help stop sexual exploitation and forced labor.

In 2018, Vodafone, BT, Microsoft, Amazon, and Nokia, along with nonprofits, and the UN launched Tech Against Trafficking, a collaborative effort to address forced labor and human trafficking. One of the first things the group did was to compile a list of almost 200 apps, tools, and data-driven projects (PDF) that help identify victims as well as criminals involved in modern day slavery. These tools include everything from blockchainartificial intelligence, facial recognition, and phone apps.

Groups ranging from truck drivers in America to members of the Church of England are building apps to help community members spot people who might be trafficked and report concerns.

To read the full article by Veronica Combs on TechRepublic: Click Here