Even the unpleasant, down right unthinkable topics need to be addressed and discussed. If we stay silent, it is impossible to do great things and stop the horror.
Sadly, today our focus is to concentrate on Women Trafficking in the transportation industry.
It’s ironic how “trucking” and “trafficking” can be part of the same sentence with two completely different meanings. The trucking industry has not turned its back – and the Exspeedite trucking software company is a proud benefactor of the cause: Truckers Against Trafficking.
https://truckersagainsttrafficking.org/ – MAKE THE CALL. SAVE LIVES. 1-888-3737-888
Special Note: All information presented is transferred from the Truckers Against Trafficking (.org) website given above as the preferred resource. We thank them for their inspirational work.
There is an immense amount of information regarding this subject, so we are honored to begin our series of blogs to share how Exspeedite not only brings you the best enterprise trucking software for small to mid-size companies, we are genuinely dedicated to a cause bigger than ourselves.
What is Trafficking?
“Human trafficking is a crime that exploits men, women, and children; it is a crime against humanity. Human trafficking involves the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring, or receipt of persons through the use of threats, force, or coercion for the purpose of exploitation, including forced labor and sex.”
Let’s Begin with a Few Facts:
- Human trafficking is a global issue that is a widespread – and very profitable – crime
- 21 million: Estimated number of people trafficked around the world
- $32 billion: Estimated profits generated by human trafficking globally
- 29 countries: That have not joined the Palermo Protocol to fight global trafficking
- Children prostituted in the US: 26X the # of players in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. Combined
There are many more facts, but we’d like to highlight how the Exspeedite trucking software company is committed to supporting this cause and what efforts are being made to help victims, create awareness, and prevent future occurrences.
Mission Statement for TAT:
“A multi-billion-dollar criminal enterprise, modern slavery denies freedom to an estimated 40.3 million individuals globally . . . 1 in 4 victims being children. Human trafficking has been reported in all 50 states, and victims are often found in locations frequented by truckers. Through our corporate partnerships, Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) is raising up a mobilized army of transportation professionals to assist law enforcement in recognizing and reporting this crime in order to assist victims and bring their perpetrators to justice.”
Exspeedite has a reputation of providing excellent business service for trucking software, and we want you to be aware that we’re doing it with an enormous heart. We aren’t ignorant to the fact that the trucking industry could be a target for transportation purposes of human trafficking, and we are consistently providing financial support to TAT to aid them in this massive undertaking. Thank you for joining Exspeedite in our efforts to do more good.