Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) is a non-profit organization that trains members of the trucking industry to help identify and recover victims of human trafficking (modern day slavery in which people are bought and sold for forced labor or commercial sex).
Both CalArk and Central Hauling use TAT training programs during orientation, and Leslie Stout, CalArk Director of Safety, says "we have a good working relationship with the folks over at Truckers Against Trafficking."
She adds, "Just last year Arkansas made it law that all Commercial Motor Vehicle drivers domiciled in Arkansas would have to have the TAT Certificate with them before they can obtain or renew their CDL. Both Central Hauling and CalArk have training and materials available on the topic, not just for Orientation."
We're currently at 1,210 drivers trained, and we offer the training on our Pro-Tread Training Program so our drivers can take it at any time. Just contact the Safety Department. Stout says, "It is an important and hot topic in our industry, and someone who has had the training may save a life one day."
Follow the TAT Facebook page here, or get more information at the TAT website here.
CalArk Driven Bulletin