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VOICES: How You Can Help This Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Insights from OTA's Tom Balzer, CAE

Human trafficking is modern-day slavery. This ugly and despicable crime is unfortunately happening everyday across the country, including the state of Ohio. The trucking industry is one of many transportation partners actively involved in the fight against human trafficking.

With January designated as Human Trafficking Awareness Month, raising awareness, and sharing information on how everyone can get involved to help combat these horrible practices is priority number one. The trucking industry has made this a top priority and thousands of professional drivers are already trained to be frontline defenders in the fight against human trafficking.

The trucking industry is uniquely equipped to provide valuable assistance in the ongoing efforts to eliminate human trafficking. Truck drivers are on the same roads, parking at the same rest areas and fueling up at the same truck stops that human traffickers often use to sell their victims.

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