Nearly 170,000 people are trafficked every year in the United States, and worldwide it has become a $32 billion industry. Trafficking has been reported in all 50 states, and as cases of human trafficking continually come to light in America, those fighting to end it have learned that victims are often found in locations frequented by truckers. With more than 550 trucks driving 30,000 routes to serve retailers from coast to coast, KeHE is leveraging the power of a nationwide team of professional truck drivers to make an impact through a new partnership with Truckers Against Trafficking.
Truckers Against Trafficking is committed to educating drivers to identify signs of human trafficking and how to properly report to law enforcement officials. As an organization that believes business should be used as a force of good, KeHE has helped coordinate the training of roughly 630 professional truck drivers nationally. As part of an ongoing partnership, more drivers will continue to be trained throughout the year to spot and report trafficking while on the road.
We would encourage everyone to go through this free training.
Jamie Danielson, Safety Coordinator
“This training has promoted a lot of dialog throughout the team about what they’ve seen while on the road. This now gives our drivers the tools to take action and potentially save a life.”
Gina D’Orazio Stryker, Founder of Gina Cucina Soup
“The KeHE Cares Program is an inspiration that opens your heart to the action of being of service for the greater good. Laura McCord & her team invited me to Chicago to share our Mission of combatting human trafficking to so many people whom all asked “How can we help?” Each person I met committed that they would step up to the plate & be a part of the solution. I am ever grateful for the opportunity to be partnered with a team of such integrity. My heart is full of gratitude.”