The first quarter report on calls to the National Human Trafficking Hotline from members of the trucking industry shows that their calls continue to be a critical component in the fight against human trafficking.
Since the National Human Trafficking Hotline started in December 2007, professional truck drivers have made 832 calls to report human trafficking tips. The total number of cases of potential trafficking reported by truckers is 278. According to Truckers Against Trafficking, a case refers to a specific report or request submitted to the hotline via phone call, SMS text message, email or online tip report. Each case may have multiple signals and/or multiple people associated with it.
TAT recently reported that truckers rank 13th in terms of reporting potential trafficking tips but are eighth in terms of reporting potential sex trafficking tips. Truckers rank 19th overall in number of calls to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, operated by the National Human Trafficking Resource Center.
Copyright © OOIDA