The NATSO Foundation, the research, education and public outreach subsidiary of NATSO, Inc. (the trade association of America’s travel plaza and truckstop industry), announced that the truckstop and travel plaza industry is engaging in nationwide efforts to combat human trafficking and in supporting the educational efforts of advocacy group Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT), which trains members of the trucking industry to identify victims of human trafficking and report the information to the appropriate authorities.
“Because the typical travel plaza or truckstop is so close to the Interstate Highway System, our industry has an important role to play in helping spot and report victims of human trafficking, who are often moved across state lines,” said NATSO Foundation President Lisa Mullings. “By working with TAT and the larger transportation community, we can help rescue victims of modern-day slavery.”
The NATSO Foundation will help truckstop locations implement educational tools to spread awareness about the crime of human trafficking with the traveling public who stop at the nation’s truckstops and travel plazas.
Learn more at the Digital Journal article: NATSO Foundation Pledges to Fight Human Trafficking.