Truckers Against Trafficking creates an army for good on America’s highways
Kendis Paris’s Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) is fighting to bring an end to human trafficking, the secret market of human slavery, prostitution, and exploitation, by enlisting the very men and women who spend their days and nights on the highways. Human trafficking is a $32 billion/year “industry.” TAT educates truckers and truck stop owners on the signs and behaviors that mark prostitution and human trafficking, and lock them into tools to observe and report to local authorities. It also makes heroes of the truckers and truck stop managers who speak up to stop traffickers. Awareness is a powerful weapon, and engaging a pool of 3.5 million truckers (currently driving, according to the American Trucking Association) means a lot of eyes will be looking. TAT distributes a training DVD, attends expos and conferences, and even uses phone apps to ensure that human dignity is no longer exploited for wealth.