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ATA Joins with National Organization to Combat Human Trafficking

ATA Hosts Press Conference in Las Vegas

Las Vegas – October 6, 2012

Summary:

American Trucking Associations will join forces with Truckers Against Trafficking® to raise awareness about human trafficking among professional truck drivers and the trucking industry and educate them on how they can help fight against the crime.




Assemblyman John Hambrick, author of legislation to combat human trafficking, will join ATA and TAT at the press conference.




Nevada Trucking Association partnered with TAT earlier this year.




The Department of Justice estimates between 100,000 and 300,000 children are at risk every year to traffickers in the United States and that many children, teens and young women are sold into the sex trade.



Who:

American Trucking Associations


Nevada Trucking Association


Truckers Against Trafficking


Lt. Karen Hughes, Las Vegas Metro Police


Assemblyman John Hambrick


TA-Petro


Professional Truck Drivers with millions of miles of accident free driving



What:

Press Conference



When:

Sunday, October 7, 2012


1:00 p.m.



Where:

Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino


3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas


South Convention Center – Second Floor - Surf A

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100129/ATALOGO )

TAT is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to educating, equipping, empowering and mobilizing the trucking industry to fight human trafficking. Its resources include a website, a trucking-industry-specific training DVD, webinars, posters, speakers/trainers and more. More information is available at www.truckersagainsttrafficking.org.

American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation's freight. Follow ATA on Twitter or on Facebook. Good stuff. Trucks Bring It!

CONTACT:
Elisabeth Barna, American Trucking Associations, 202.420.8972

/PRNewswire-USNewswire -- Oct. 6, 2012/

SOURCE American Trucking Associations