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Truckers helping with Human Trafficking Awareness

Statewide Iowa — Saturday was “World Day Against Human Trafficking” and one of the efforts in Iowa to raise awareness involved training the drivers of the big rigs to spot trafficking.

Sergeant Joe Nickell with the DOT’s Motor Vehicle Enforcement division helps with the training.

He says truckers are a great resource for information on what’s happening on the highway.

Nickell says the drivers and industry has been very receptive of their “Truckers Against Trafficking,” or TAT training.

Nickell and others says it’s important for everyone to learn the signs of human trafficking, because it can happen to anyone of any age. You can go to the Department of Public Safety website to find out more . You are also asked to give them a tip if you see something that doesn’t look right. You can call toll free at: 888-373-7888 to give a tip. Or you can go to the DPS website: stophtiowa.org to make a report, or find out more about training.

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