Truck drivers are the eyes and ears of highways, roadways and communities.

Whether traveling over-the-road or delivering goods to businesses or homes, every truck driver has a role to play in recognizing and reporting human trafficking. 

As traffickers keep their victims on the move, they are traveling on the same highways and visiting the same truck stops and gas stations as everyone else, creating multiple opportunities for victim identification. Final mile and in-home delivery drivers are also uniquely positioned to be the eyes and ears of neighborhoods as their routes take them to various homes, apartment complexes and local businesses.


people trained on how to recognize and report human trafficking.

TAT partners with the trucking industry to ensure every professional truck driver understands the realities of human trafficking and the role they can play in helping to combat it.

Train employees with TAT’s resources.

TAT’s training resources – including videos, wallet cards, an app, toolkit, window decals, etc. – are free of charge and specially designed for the trucking industry.

View the trailers to TAT’s training videos for the trucking industry:

Establish an internal anti-human trafficking policy.

Companies should implement a policy to ensure they are not complicit in any practice that may constitute human trafficking or modern-day slavery. A robust policy also serves an important preventative measure, because it addresses the demand for labor exploitation and commercial sex which feeds this crime.

Spread awareness within your networks about human trafficking.

There are many ways companies can use their assets and networks to promote greater awareness about human trafficking, including through trade associations, internal or external publications and community engagement.

Check out TAT’s Business Engagement Toolkit, created in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, for guidance.

Contact TAT to get started.

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Joe Aguayo, Harriet Tubman Award winner 2023

TAT in Action

Professional TAT-trained truck driver, Joe Aguayo, was driving along a remote stretch of mountainous highway when he saw a woman standing near the fog line of the road. Her head was shaved; she was staring up at the mountains; and she had nothing on but a beach towel. It was evening time; there were no cars or other people around. Joe reported his concerns to law enforcement and continued along his route.

Months later, Joe learned from a state trooper that when the woman was recovered, she had severe injuries and was identified as a 27-year-old Indigenous survivor of human trafficking. She was hospitalized for several days before being released and referred for additional services. The investigation is ongoing.

In 2023, TAT awarded Joe Aguayo with its prestigious Harriet Tubman Award.

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