For the majority of us, long road trips on North American highways are gloriously interrupted by crashing at a hotel or motel when our eyes get too heavy to keep driving. But for the 3.5 million truck drivers in the U.S. and approximately 250,000 in Canada, truck stops serve as a place to fuel up, rest up, and meet up with other truckers. Unfortunately, truck stops also provide the opportunity to pay for sex, often with minors and victims of trafficking. Watch below:
If you know any truck drivers, send this video their way. You can download the wallet card here and print some off to keep yourself or to hand out. That way, truck drivers know how to identify a victim of trafficking and have a number to call if they see something happening at a truck stop. Currently the number on the card only works for the U.S., but I hear Canada is in the beginning stages of developing something similar. I will keep you posted! Even so, many Canadian truck drivers drive through the U.S., so in my opinion every one of them should have this card anyway.
Check out the Truckers Against Trafficking website here.