Joining forces with Truckers Against Trafficking, Iowa 80 Truckstop is working to raise awareness about human trafficking among truck drivers and criminals, expanding its employee training program to teach the warning signs of the criminal act specifically.
The Trucker reported Iowa 80 Truckstop, the largest truckstop in the world, is encouraging drivers to learn the warning signs of human trafficking that might be seen at truck stops or along their routes, and calling on fleet management heads to increase programs to address the issue so truckers can help put a stop to the illegal activity. The truckstop is adding human trafficking information, red flags and TAT resource materials as part of its general employee training to help workers spot signs of trafficking before the criminals leave.
"We have always trained our employees to be aware of people in our facility who may need assistance,” said Delia Moon Meier, Iowa 80 Truckstop senior vice president. “Our employees, customers and business partners can all play a role in helping those who need it and save lives.”
Also improving trucker safety, the president of Johnson Corner's Truckstop in Colorado is considering adding a system of monitors throughout the station to provide drivers with up-to-date traffic conditions. The information will include traffic, weather and construction updates, along with real-time video footage of the road ahead, so drivers can plan accordingly, The Trucker reported.
Friday, January 11th, 2013
After completing a study on future transportation fuels, leaders from the National Petroleum Council will provide an overview of their findings during a public presentation.
Tuesday, January 8th, 2013
The Mid-West Truckers Association will hold its second annual Mid-West Truck and Trailer Show on February 1-2, 2013, in Peoria, Illinois.
Thursday, January 3rd, 2013
The Truckload Carriers Association recently released four webinars for fleet managers who want to learn about the best ways to recruit and hire military personnel with commercial drivers licenses.
Thursday, December 27th, 2012
After Alyssa Van Meter, a truck driver working for OÂ’Hare Towing, was murdered in her home, drivers in the area came together to honor her memory.