StudioTulsa Medical Monday: Getting to Know the Nonprofit Truckers Against Trafficking

Mar 6, 2017

Our guest on StudioTulsa Medical Monday is Kylla Lanier, the Tulsa-based deputy director of Truckers Against Trafficking, or TAT, which is a nonprofit that aims to, per its mission statement, "educate, equip, empower, and mobilize members of the trucking and travel plaza industry to combat domestic sex trafficking." Among other things, Lanier tells us about TAT's "industry training program." As noted of this initiative at the TAT website: "[This] core program...drives the biggest impact by training hundreds of thousands of industry members about the realities of domestic sex trafficking and how the trucking industry can combat it. By speaking all over the country, utilizing a robust social media program, and via our industry-specific materials, TAT partners with trucking schools, the carriers themselves, the truck stop industry, as well as manufacturers and state and national trucking associations in order to spread the word. TAT training has resulted in a significant increase of reports of possible trafficking to the national hotline from truck drivers, which has resulted in victim recoveries and the arrest of criminals."