Penske Hosts Freedom Driver Mission Occasion with Truckers In opposition to Trafficking

On Oct. 4, Penske Transportation Options had the honour of furthering its partnership with Truckers In opposition to Trafficking (TAT) when a Penske Logistics location in Lumberton, New Jersey, hosted the Freedom Drivers Mission (FDP) Trailer.

The FDP is a first-of-its-kind travelling cell exhibit that educates transportation professionals and the general public concerning the realities of human trafficking. Guests are uncovered to tales from victims and are inspired to step up and fight the difficulty. The exhibit accommodates artifacts from human trafficking instances and a CB radio from a truck used to report suspected situations.

Penske has been a diamond degree sponsor of TAT since 2020. The nonprofit group exists to coach, equip, empower and mobilize members of the trucking, bus and power industries to fight human trafficking. Their intention is to lift a mobilized military of transportation professionals who can assist regulation enforcement acknowledge and report instances of human trafficking and help victims in bringing their aggressors to justice.

TAT coaching equips drivers with the instruments to identify warning indicators of human trafficking and confidently use the TAT sources to report suspicious exercise whereas on the highway. As of October 2022, 85% of Penske’s drivers are TAT skilled. That quantity is rising month-to-month; new drivers are requested to be absolutely TAT skilled throughout the first six months of their onboarding date.

James Moton, senior operations supervisor for Penske Logistics, considered the FDP and shared his appreciation for Penske’s help of TAT. “Being part of an organization that’s on the forefront of training the group in addition to the business about how we can assist was a terrific expertise. I used to be completely satisfied to be part of that,” he mentioned.

Up to now, 52,658 individuals have walked via the FDP trailer in individual and 1,255 have considered it nearly. The trailer has pushed 206,217 miles throughout 45 states to share victims’ tales and educate drivers on what they’ll do to cease intercourse and labor trafficking.

This was a closed occasion provided to Penske associates, however the public can discover out extra concerning the Freedom Drivers Mission and Truckers In opposition to Trafficking on their web site.

In case you suppose you might be witnessing a possible trafficking state of affairs, name the Nationwide Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 (U.S.) or 1-833-900-1010 (Canada).

Picture Caption:

Again row: (Left to proper) Devon Lee-Derosa, Daniel Cosentino, James Moton, Jeff Jackson, Justin Howes, Aaron Henderson and Michael Spearman of Penske Logistics

Entrance row: (Left to proper) Molly Griffiths and Laura Cyrus of Truckers In opposition to Trafficking; Alex Karver and Carie Seymour of Penske Logisitics.

By Emma Creamer

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