key industries and agencies to combat human trafficking.

Human trafficking – or modern-day slavery – is a global crime in which people are bought and sold for forced labor or commercial sex. Traffickers use violence, manipulation and false promises of work opportunities or romance to lure, control and exploit their victims. Of the estimated 50 million victims worldwide, thousands of girls, boys, women and men are trafficked for sex or labor in the U.S. and Canada.

In response to these realities, TAT recognizes that trucking, along with other members of the transportation industry, are perfectly positioned in the course of their everyday jobs to provide an extra set of eyes and ears to law enforcement in helping to identify both victims and perpetrators of human trafficking. The very nature of their jobs — with their extensive travel, the variety of venues they visit, and their sheer numbers – creates opportunities for members of these industries to interact with potential victims of human trafficking regularly. They just need training to both identify and report human trafficking when they see it.

TAT 2023 Impact by the Numbers


TAT Trained in the U.S. and Canada this year

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People toured the Freedom Drivers Project in 17 states and 2 provinces.


Law enforcement officers trained in 15 states and one province.

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Presentations reaching 21,900 people in 37 states and 8 provinces.


Coalition Builds in 5 states, D.C. and 2 provinces, with 678 total attendees.

See more in our 2023 Annual Report.

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“Since our inception in 2009, TAT has been characterized by a commitment to scaling sustainably … extending our boundaries, stepping up and stepping out to invite more organizations, agencies and associations to play a role in the fight against human trafficking.”

Esther Goetsch
Executive Director of TAT

In the Spotlight

Chris Weaver

Chris Weaver

Senior Director Operations Southeast, Quality Carriers

“The training of what to look out for and behaviors of others has been very helpful, as well as learning to question things that don’t look or sound right and having the willingness to make a call and report It.”

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Max Christensen

Max Christensen

Education Program Consultant, School Transportation, Iowa Department of Education

“A school bus driver’s job is to protect the children on their bus and keep them safe. With that in mind, it just seemed logical that training all of the school bus drivers in Iowa was the direction to go.”

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Whilna Stewart

Whilna Stewart Franklin

Community Relations Director,
UPS Canada Region

“Addressing human trafficking is a critical piece of UPS’s commitment to build safer, more resilient and inclusive communities around the world. Innovative partnerships can provide opportunities for companies to be part of the solution.”

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Dexavier Sturdevant

Dexavier Sturdevant

Law Enforcement Officer, Commercial Transportation Enforcement Division,
Mississippi Department of Public Safety

“I always wanted to give back to my community … my goal is to remain vigilant, save lives, provide service and make a difference in the lives I encounter daily.”

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Our Partners

TAT’s partners make a real-world impact in the fight against human trafficking by enabling millions of people to receive knowledge and inspiration and move from passive bystanders to active disruptors. As TAT educates, equips, empowers and mobilizes key industries and agencies to combat human trafficking, its partners are playing a significant role in preventing and disrupting this crime. From training their workforce, to adopting policies, to posting victim-centered information, to leveraging their networks to spread awareness, to making financial contributions, TAT’s partners make this work possible.

A special thanks to our plus partners (designated with a blue border at the beginning of the categories) for choosing to support TAT with multi-year commitments.

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Driving Force

$1,000,000+ over three years

UPS Foundation logo

North Star


Berger North Foundation logo
Bridgestone Commercial Services logo
Rush Truck Centers logo

Freedom Driver


Amazon logo
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Peterbilt Motors Company logo
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EOG Resources logo
ArcBest logo
C.H. Robinson logo
Canadian National Railway Company logo
FedEx Corporation logo
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Kenworth logo
Linde logo
Love's Travel Stops logo
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Progressive Commercial logo
Sapp Bros., Inc. logo



American Trucking Associations logo
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ConocoPhillips logo
Dentons logo
Enbridge logo
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J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. logo
KeHe logo
Marathon Oil logo
Milestone logo
Performance Food Group logo
Phillips 66 logo
Pilot Company logo
Quality Distribution, Inc. logo
Ryder System, Inc. logo
Schneider logo
TC Energy logo
The Trucker’s Network logo
Total Quality Logistics logo
Volvo Group North America logo
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Rihm Family Companies, Inc. logo
10 Roads Express logo
Apache Corporation logo
Apex Transportation logo
ASAP Express & Logistics logo
Bad Magic Productions logo
Bison Transport logo
Blue Beacon Truck Wash logo
Fleet Advantage logo
Great Dane logo
Highway Transport logo
Howes logo
HP Inc. logo
Knight Transportation logo
Long Haul Trucking logo
Marathon Petroleum Company logo
Napa River Insurance Services, Inc. logo
National Star Route Mail Contractors Association logo
Pomp’s Tire Service, Inc. logo
PrePass Safety Alliance logo
Quantix logo
RXO logo
Saia logo
SM Energy logo
Swift logo
Three Sixteen Foundation logo
Transportation Intermediaries Association logo
Truckstop logo
U.S. Xpress, Inc. logo
Werner Enterprises logo



Heartland Express logo
Motel 6 logo
AAA Cooper Transportation logo
Action Resources logo
Alabama Trucking Association logo
Aon logo
Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc. logo
Barr-Nunn Transportation logo
Best Pass logo
BNSF Logistics logo
Boasso Global logo
Brenny Transportation logo
Central Transport logo
Contract Freighters International logo
Covenant Logistics Group, Inc. logo
Don Hummer Trucking, Corporation logo
Dressember logo
Estes logo
Food Industry Association logo
Garner Trucking logo
Griffith Foods logo
Holcim logo
International Road Dynamics logo
J.S. Helwig & Son logo
JBS Carriers logo
Johanson Transportation Service logo
Koch Companies logo
Mississippi Trucking Association logo
Moss Adams logo
Mover’s Choice logo
NPO Transportation logo
Nussbaum logo
Pe Ben logo
Personalized Lifecycle Management Trailer Leasing logo
Premier Trailer Leasing logo
Pride Transport logo
Red Classic logo
Samsara logo
Scarlet Pearl Cares logo
Suddath Global Logistics logo
Syfan Logistics logo
U.S. Silica logo
Uber Freight logo
West Central Motor Freight logo
West Michigan Transportation Club logo



Acuity Insurance logo
Arrive Logistics logo
Atlas Van Lines logo
Averitt logo
Carroll Fulmer logo
Coastal Plains Trucking logo
Erb Transport logo
EROAD logo
Forward logo
Fullbay logo
Giltner Logistics logo
Green Worldwide Shipping logo
Gulf Relay logo
IAT Insurance Group logo
Kenan Advantage Group logo
Landstar logo
MCH Transportation Company logo
Nevada Trucking Association logo
New South Express logo
Northern Clearing logo
Openforce logo
Ovintiv logo
Paper Transport logo
Pitt Ohio logo
Port Tampa Bay logo
Rosedale Group logo
Southeast Toyota Distributors logo
Standard Logistics logo
Star Fleet logo
SteelPro logo
Tailored Logistics Solutions logo
TechnipFMC logo
Tire Industry Association logo
United Road logo
US AutoLogistics logo



Michels Corporation logo
Polaris Transportation Group logo
48forty Solutions logo
A-1 Auto Transport logo
A. Duie Pyle logo
ABF Freight logo
Adams Resources and Energy logo
Aeropres Corporation logo
American Trucking and Transportation Insurance Company logo
Amistad Freight logo
Amwins logo
Armada logo
Arrow Stage Lines logo
Bay & Bay Transfer Company logo
Boyle & Jasari logo
Budd Van Lines logo
Bumper to Bumper Easy CDL logo
California Trucking Association logo
CDLjobs.com logo
Charles E. Boyk Law Offices logo
Cold Rush Express logo
Colorado Motor Carriers Association logo
Cottingham & Butler logo
Crum Trucking logo
Dolman Law Group logo
DriverSource logo
Driving-tests.org logo
First Call Logistics logo
Florida Trucking Association logo
Flynn’s Tire Group logo
GB Cargo logo
Gordon Food Service logo
Great West Casualty Company logo
Hensley Legal Group logo
Heyl Truck Lines logo
Independent Carrier Safety Association logo
Indian Trails logo
Iowa Motor Truck Association logo
Keller Trucking logo
Kintetsu World Express logo
Ladies of 798 logo
Lipsey Logistics logo
Magnum Companies logo
Maine Motor Transport Association logo
Marten Transport logo
Megabus.com logo
Mock Beroth Tire and Automotive logo
Modern Transportation logo
Montgomery Transport logo
National Association of Publicly Funded Truck Driving Schools logo
New World Van Lines logo
PGT Trucking logo
Pohl Transportation logo
Price Benowitz Accident Injury Lawyers logo
Prime logo
Private Motor Truck Council of Canada logo
PTS Worldwide logo
Qv21 Technologies logo
Rock-It Global logo
Roehl Transport logo
RTS Financial logo
Ruan Transportation Management Systems logo
Ryan Transportation logo
Sheetz logo
Skelton Truck Lines logo
SMS360 logo
Sully Transport logo
Summar Financial logo
Swan Transportation logo
TA Dedicated logo
Ten Four Truck Insurance logo
Total Transportation of Mississippi logo
Transportation Insight/Nolan Transportation Group logo
Truck Center Companies logo
Universal Logistics Holdings logo
Watkins Trucking Company logo
Zonar logo