This month, FedEx Corp. is launching an educational training program on Truckers Against Trafficking for team members at FedEx Freight, its less-than-truckload unit. Truckers Against Trafficking is a non-profit that educates, equips, empowers and mobilizes members of the trucking and travel plaza industry to combat human trafficking. The education program at FedEx Freight coincides with National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Truckers Against Trafficking also announced FedEx Corp. as a platinum-level sponsor in support of the organization’s work with the trucking industry to combat human trafficking.
“As a company with team members out on our nation’s highways every day, FedEx is proud to support Truckers Against Trafficking in its quest to call attention to, and fight, this serious crime that is impacting lives across the U.S.,” said FedEx Freight President and CEO Mike Ducker. “By educating our team members on what to watch for and empowering them to take a stand, we are committed to making a difference on this issue and look forward to working with Truckers Against Trafficking.”
“The American trucking industry has proven time and again that they are working alongside law enforcement to disrupt trafficking networks and aid in the recovery of victims,” said Kendis Paris, executive director, Truckers Against Trafficking. “The partnership between TAT and FedEx will significantly increase the trained ‘eyes and ears’ along our nations roadways, and we are thrilled to be working with such an industry leader.”