Ruan Proudly Sponsors Truckers Against Trafficking

Mar 21, 2016 By:

Modern-day slavery, or human trafficking, exists whenever people are bought and sold for forced labor or commercial sex. Human trafficking has been reported in all 50 states, and the number of victims in the United States is estimated in the hundreds of thousands. 

The FBI estimates that between 100,000 and 300,000 children—often as young as 11 years old—are at risk of being forced into the $32 billion sell-for-sex industry each year. These victims are moved frequently throughout the nation and traded with other human traffickers to make it difficult to identify and rescue them. Many children spend years, even into adulthood, trapped in this trafficking cycle with no hope of being freed.

Human trafficking is taking place in all corners of the U.S., often in broad daylight. Truck stops and travel plazas are among the most popular locations for traffickers to seek business. Since truck drivers regularly visit trucks stops, they are well positioned to help sex trafficking victims. Ruan is proud to sponsor Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT), an organization poised to educate, empower and mobilize truckers to play a critical role in combating this destructive crime—and ensuring children are returned safely to their homes.

TAT provides educational information to help truckers identify human trafficking and a hotline to report suspicious activity. If you suspect human trafficking is taking place at a truck stop—or anywhere—please contact the TAT hotline: 1-888-3737-888. Or, if you know a crime is taking place, call the local police.

Please visit www.truckersagainsttrafficking.org for more information and to watch a video about how you can help fight human trafficking and save someone from this form of modern-day slavery.

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