Truckers Against Trafficking

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Chris L's Comment
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I finished my first full week at NTTS here in Syracuse. The majority of the week was spent on CDL Permit review and on the very back page of the NYS Commercial Driver manual is an add for Truckers Against Trafficking. With the current political rhetoric that seems to be going back in-forth these days about the boarder (It's a Crisis, It's not a Crisis) On of the main issues brought up is Human Trafficking. Looking back to last year I remember that Driver In Texas was convited and sentence to life for trafficking. I was wondering how prevalent is Human Trafficking out on the "Road" so to speak.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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There is enough to keep that organization going. They have been doing this for many years.

Errol V.'s Comment
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The campaign is focused on truckers because these scum (the traffickers) use truck stops for food & restroom as well as lot-lizard business. There are so many transient people there.

If you want to follow up for more information, here's the link: Truckers Against Trafficking

Download a wallet card here. A quick run-down on what it is, how to recognize a trafficking situation, and what to do (Don't step in yourself!!):
TAT Wallet Card

Marc Lee's Comment
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Every class my (now former) teacher waits until he hears someone use the term "lot lizzard" and then he plays the video. Hasn't failed yet!

Video says the majority of the women who solicit at truck stops are under some form of coercion. The "woman" featured in the video was walking to Wendy's with her best friend (both about 15 at the time) when they were grabbed. They were "turned out" at truck stops with threats against family members. An alert trucker called authorities. They were rescued and a large sex trafficking ring was shut down. Many were saved and many more never taken as a result of one driver's action.

It is real and drivers can make a real difference.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Oh. They were going to buy Frostys.

Chris L's Comment
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The campaign is focused on truckers because these scum (the traffickers) use truck stops for food & restroom as well as lot-lizard business. There are so many transient people there.

If you want to follow up for more information, here's the link: Truckers Against Trafficking

Download a wallet card here. A quick run-down on what it is, how to recognize a trafficking situation, and what to do (Don't step in yourself!!):
TAT Wallet Card

I've checked out their web site allot of good information I will be checking out their training programs that they have to offer.

Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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All of our outit's power units (day cab and sleeper) have the TAT sticker on the driver side vent window, with a text link listed. Not sure how many times, if any, my truck has been involved in helping someone out. One driver peeled it out, and was promptly rebuked. By other drivers. THAT, i thought, was sign that there is still humanity in our profession...

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

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