Law enforcement and advocacy groups report progress in the crackdown on human trafficking.
On the frontline of the fight against trafficking, people who are the road more than anyone else.
“Professional drivers are the eyes and ears of our nation's highways,” that’s why Kendis Paris helped start a group called ‘Truckers Against Trafficking’.
“This is a crime that is often hidden in plain sight,” said Paris.
The national non-profit goes to trucking companies and commercial drivers’ license schools to teach them what to look and listen for in case they suspect human trafficking.
They look for things like girls and minors going up and down the row of parked trucks, trying to entice drivers; hearing on the radio talk about getting ‘commercial company’; people having a ‘Daddy’.
“Those things should be setting-off those red flags, and hopefully that driver will take action and make a phone call,” explained Paris.
The drivers who go through the training are given a card for their wallet with the National Human Trafficking Hotline number on it.
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