The Truckers Against Trafficking organization launched the “Freedom Drivers Project” at the Great American Trucking Show, which wrapped up on Saturday in Dallas. Check out news of the announcement via this link. TAT participated in the show for the first time with a 53-foot drop van that functioned as a “mobile empathy display,” says Kylla Leeburg (pictured, right), a longtime part-timer with TAT who’s recently becomes its deputy director, a clear mark the organization is having an impact.
Take a walk through the experiential exhibit trailer in the photos that follow.
TAT Executive Director Kendis Paris details the new project, too, in the following video from the show:
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Affected tractors are equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage Transmission with right hand stalk shifter. In the affected trucks, the display on the instrument panel can indicate “N” when the shifter is set into “D” or “R,” causing the truck not to move.