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FMCSA: Permanent ban for CMV drivers convicted of human trafficking

Dept. of Homeland Security said more than 500 victims identified in 2017

Posted July 18, 2019

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced that drivers convicted of human trafficking will be permanently banned from operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV).

The ruling is part of the “No Human Trafficking on Our Roads Act,” which revises the list of offenses that permanently disqualify individuals from operating a CMV requiring a commercial driver’s license (CDL) or a commercial learner’s permit (CLP).

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking submitted a final report on July 2 recommending actions to help combat human trafficking, recommending best practices for states and local transportation stakeholders.

In 2017, the Department of Homeland Security identified more than 500 victims of human trafficking. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children estimated that 1 of every 7 runaways were likely victims of child sex trafficking.

To report human trafficking contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1 (888) 373-7888 or text 233733.

Human Trafficking Awareness for Drivers - DVD TrainingHuman Trafficking Awareness for Drivers - DVD Training - helps truck drivers identify different types of human trafficking and those most at risk of becoming victims.


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