It doesn’t look right. She can’t be more than 14, 15, 16 at the most. It’s a cold night and she’s dressed in a micro-mini skirt with stiletto-heeled boots and a short jacket. She’s leaning against a black luxury SUV. There seem to be more girls like her inside. The SUV is running with the lights on.
She watches as you pull into the truck stop, park your rig and get out to go inside the diner. She walks in after you and sits at the counter within your line of sight. As you get a better look at her, she looks more like 12 or 13 years old.
You think to yourself, “She reminds me of my ________ (daughter, granddaughter, niece, little sister)”. She doesn’t belong here.
You are absolutely right. She is a victim of human sex trafficking. You may think that slavery only happens in foreign countries. Wrong. It’s right here in America.
Truckers Against Trafficking has made a significant impact in the child sex trafficking.
This is the full Truckers Against Trafficking training video. You can view other videos on their YouTube Channel.
If you suspect human trafficking, call the National Hotline at 1-888-3737-888.
Program that number in your cell phones. “Make the call. Save Lives”.
“I think it has to stop and I think it’s going to take to us drivers stopping it and reporting what we’re seeing and taking action instead of shutting our curtains and hoping it goes away.” ~Linda, a trucker against trafficking.
We, at Phoenix Truck Driving Institute support the efforts to combat human trafficking in America.