human trafficking

Border agents find over 100 illegal immigrants locked in tractor-trailers in Texas

In two separate announcements just days apart, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said that federal agents found more than 100 illegal aliens locked in the back of tractor-trailers near the U.S.-Mexico border in Laredo, Texas. A truck driver was arrested in one of the busts.

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Trump to sign human trafficking bills that institute CDL ban, education for truckers

The two-bill package institutes a lifetime CDL ban for those convicted of human trafficking violations, as well as boosts funding for education and reporting efforts by FMCSA.

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Truck stop org aims to educate industry on ways to fight human trafficking

The NATSO Foundation held a private regional coalition meeting in Texas, co-hosted with the Texas Attorney General, the Texas Trucking Association and ConocoPhillips, this week to educate truck stop operators about human trafficking and look for ways to combat the crime.

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Senate passes bill that would ban human trafficking convicts from holding CDL

The Senate also passed the Combating Human Trafficking in Commercial Vehicles Act that would establish the position of human trafficking prevention coordinator within the U.S. DOT to coordinate trafficking prevention efforts across DOT agencies.

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ELD delay, trucker break laws on Congressional docket in coming weeks

A few prominent trucking policy reforms could be on tap in Congress in the coming weeks and months as lawmakers return to Washington from their annual August recess. Most prominently, lawmakers could take up a bill — or a rider to a must-pass spending bill — to delay the compliance date of the looming electronic logging device mandate.

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Trucker charged after 10 found dead in human smuggling operation in Texas

Though the incident appears to be an attempt to smuggle migrants into the U.S., local police have said it is being considered a human trafficking crime. Nearly 40 people were found in the trailer in San Antonio on Saturday.

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Why language is important

Wendy on Congressional move to institute lifetime CDL ban for human traffickers: "Language matters, especially when crafting laws. You see, laws are a lot like lies, the more specific and convoluted you make them the easier it is for them to be picked apart."

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Human trafficking convicts would be barred for life from trucking under Senate bill

A bill introduced by the Senate’s Commerce Committee this week would permanently disqualify truck drivers from holding a CDL if they've been convicted of a human trafficking offense. The legislation part of a two-bill package aimed at combating human trafficking that occurs on U.S. roadways.

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A back-handed compliment is still back-handed

Senators deliver industry compliments for trucking efforts to combat human trafficking before proposing truckers convicted of aiding human trafficking have their CDLs revoked for life. "Wait. What?"

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Get involved: New training course, video from Truckers Against Trafficking

Along with a new version of its training video you can see here, the organization is offering a new interactive online training course for members of the trucking community interested in learning more about how just they can be a part of the anti-trafficking effort.

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