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Truckers asked to join anti-human trafficking effort

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WALCOTT (KWWL) -

American truckers are being asked to join a nationwide effort to stop human trafficking.

It's called ‘Truckers Against Trafficking.' With truck stops and rest areas are two of the most common places where human trafficking can occur, this new educational effort has attracted the attention of what is common known as ‘The World's Largest Truck Stop' along Interstate 80 at Walcott in Eastern Iowa.  

Every day, some 10,000 travelers pass through the Walcott I-80 truck stop in Scott County. That's one reason why the I-80 Truck Stop decided to get involved in this new, nationwide fight, against human trafficking.

Truckers serve as the eyes and ears of our nation's highways and interstates. A spokesman says, "Its really about educating drivers about what to look for. We'll have pocket cards they can pick up that give them some information on what to look for, who to call."

Those new pocket cards will highlight some of the red flags which could indicate human trafficking. All drivers are being encouraged to pick up one of those cards when they leave the I-80 Truck Stop and head back on the road.

 

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