The Minnesota Trucking Association has partnered with Truckers Against Trafficking to thwart illegal sale of children and youths for the sex trade industry, association chair Joyce Brenny says.
“Because MTA members travel areas where human trafficking occurs, they are in a unique position to combat the problem,” Brenny says.
The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that 100,000 – 300,000 children are at risk every year to traffickers in the United States and that many children, teens and young women are sold into the sex trade.
The nonprofit trafficking outreach started three years ago and now has webinars, a training DVD and classes and a national hotline number to call to report trafficking suspects.
For details, visit Truckers Against Trafficking.