OAN: ‘Truckers Against Trafficking’ is training drivers to recognize the signs of human trafficking and know when to call authorities. As Human Trafficking Awareness Month comes to an end, the nonprofit organization is conducting training sessions with companies, including UPS, and various distribution centers, like Amazon.
“We do see a lot of things that are out there, and I feel we can make a big impact on what goes on,” said driver Gary Hansen.
The program has partnered with law enforcement and other nonprofits across the country to bolster drivers’ preparedness. Thousands of truck drivers are learning the telltale signs of trouble and how to be the eyes and ears of U.S. authorities.
“(We want) to raise awareness, have them be our eyes and ears on the road, and if they see something, say something,” said Officer Nathan Daugherty. “So many of them work cross country, they’re everywhere and they see a lot more than we are able to.” read more