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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