Human trafficking is not a topic to take lightly, but it is a topic that we should engage in and fight against. This year, we are proud to be partnering with Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT), an organization that educates truck drivers on how to identify and report instances of trafficking, to help defeat the stifling amount of traffickers that exploit our nations highways.
According to TAT, human trafficking can be found in all 50 states, “and victims are often reported in locations frequented by truckers.” Because we have a thumbprint in these areas, we at Dillon Logistics feel it is part of our duty to help take a stand against these heinous crimes.
“Truckers are one of the most motivated and well-organized industry groups on this issue,” the TAT website states. “[We are] raising up a mobile army of transportation professionals to assist law enforcement in the recognition and reporting of human trafficking, in order to aid in the recovery of victims and the arrest of their perpetrators.”
Since its launch in 2009, the organization’s impact has been monumental: 2,496 people have contacted the trafficking hotline, 663 cases have been generated, 1,230 victims have been identified, and 845,115 people have registered as TAT trained. The numbers continue to grow.
We look forward to becoming a corporate sponsor this year and have begun pushing out the TAT training companywide to become certified partners. At Dillon Logistics, serious hauling is about more than what we do behind the wheel. It involves serious commitment to our industry and those involved in it.
Serious drivers. serious hauling.
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