Tuesday, in honor of World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, designated by the United Nations in 2013, the Uber company, including its freight brokerage Uber Freight, rededicated itself to a commitment to raise awareness around the crime of human trafficking. In addition to developing and distributing educational materials to all the drivers and riders engaging with the company’s platforms, the company added the Truckers Against Trafficking organization as a national partner.
As the company said about the TAT organization, “They are an invaluable leader in the fight against trafficking in the trucking and busing industries and we look forward to partnering with them as our expanding product offerings, such as Uber Freight, continue to grow.”
It’s also working in other countries where Uber’s services are operational. Live informational sessions for drivers in partnership with various anti-human trafficking organizations across the United States, too, took place at the company’s local GreenLight Hubs in Austin, Washington, D.C., Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Seattle, and focused on empowering drivers with important information while encouraging them to be vigilant while on the road.