Due to the importance of truck stop and travel plaza owners, managers and employees in the fight against human trafficking, Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) is offering a free, one-hour, live online training designed especially for them on Oct. 8, from 11 a.m.-noon (CST). This virtual training includes:
  • Dispelling myths of human trafficking
  • Intersections between the truck stop/travel plaza industry and human trafficking
  • Human trafficking survivor presentation by a TAT Training Specialist
  • How to take a victim-centered approach
  • Action steps for being part of the solution

“TAT has been working with the truck stop and travel plaza industry for many years, seeking to engage management through training opportunities at the Coalition Builds (CB) and by encouraging them to use TAT training for all employees,” said Esther Goetsch, CB director. “We have built some strong partnerships in this industry over the years but have always struggled to reach the thousands of independently owned or regionally owned and operated locations. People in this industry work long, hard hours and have difficulty getting away from their stores to attend an in-person training. We believe this training will fill that gap, and you can register for it here.”

This month, the CB team has scheduled five events:
Oct. 1 -- Louie Greek presents to the Central Missouri Human Trafficking Task Force
Oct. 8 -- Louie Greek and Annika Huff, TAT training specialists, present at the TAT virtual truck stop and travel plaza training event
Oct. 20 -- Esther Goetsch, CB director, presents at Infinity, the League to Aid Abused Children and Adults
Oct. 22 -- TAT team presents at the Alabama virtual Coalition Build
Oct. 28 -- Ashley Smith, TAT director of Energy Operations, presents at the New Mexico virtual Coalition Build