CVSA events bring awareness to human trafficking

January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Posted January 9, 2019

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will show its support of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month with a series of events aimed at bringing awareness to the crime.

CVSA activities this month include:

  • On January 11, National Human Trafficking Awareness Day and Wear Blue Day, CVSA members will show solidarity with victims of human trafficking by wearing blue and contributing on social media using #WearBlueDay.
  • From January 15-18, commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers inspected in participating jurisdictions may receive a wallet card and/or a window cling from inspectors along with information on how drivers can identify and report human trafficking situations.

CVSA will also participate in a Truckers Against Trafficking Everyday Heroes event on the National Mall in Washington D.C., on January 15.

Local jurisdictions are also hosting events to increase awareness. Motor carriers should contact departments within their state or province responsible for overseeing CMV safety for more information.

The International Labour Organization estimates that forced labor and human trafficking is a $150 billion industry worldwide. In 2017, the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline received reports of more than 8,500 suspected human trafficking cases.


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