Dart podcast focuses on human trafficking

Updated Jul 2, 2018

One of North America’s largest transportation service providers announced a special podcast series detailing efforts by the trucking industry to combat human trafficking.

Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar speaking about her human trafficking bill (Dart photo)Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar speaking about her human trafficking bill (Dart photo)

Dart Transit‘s new podcast series is produced in collaboration with Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT), the Minnesota Trucking Association (MTA) and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (MBCA). The five-part series examines how the state of Minnesota and MTA members have been involved in the effort to address human trafficking.

Available on iTunes and SoundCloud.com, the series spotlights the work of Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar who introduced the Combatting Human Trafficking In Vehicles Act during an MTA-sponsored event at Dart last summer.

Senator Klobuchar’s bill is designed in part to provide additional resources for training of professional drivers who can serve as the first line of defense against human trafficking. It was signed into law in January 2018.

Dart has a total of 500 company drivers and owner-operators driving within the Dart Network fleet who are certified within TAT’s training. TAT has a program designed to assist professional drivers in identifying and reporting suspected instances of human trafficking.

“We have been developing the Dart Network Podcast over the past two years as a platform to share news and features with the company drivers and owner-operators in the Dart Network fleet,” said Russ More, Dart’s vice president of communications and marketing. “We’ve also worked to include news from the departments within Dart. When we reached 500 TAT-certified company drivers and owner-operators in the fleet, we thought the timing was ideal to use the podcast to highlight life-changing issues that are a part of human trafficking.”

To learn more about Truckers Against Trafficking, including how to take the TAT training, visit TruckersAgainstTrafficking.org