Fighting against human trafficking

Transportation company Day & Ross is partnering with the nonprofit organization Truckers Against Trafficking to raise awareness and teach its employees about human trafficking and how to spot it. Day & Ross is donating $100,000 to sponsor the organization. The C.O.O. for Day & Ross, Doug Tingley, says that once the company got involved with the non-profit group they started to really notice how prominent human trafficking was.

“There’s hundreds of thousands of cases a year in North America of human trafficking. As we came to understand that it really got our attention and it felt like something with some training and the reach that we would have we can make a difference. Any of our employees anywhere in the country has access to the training. We have a terminal in Lethbridge, so those folks are definitely able to get the training. It’s our hope that we get a really high take rate with our people and so far it’s been really encouraging.”

The exhibits tell the stories of victims and showcases the important role drivers play in combating human trafficking. There are over 1.2 million truckers trained by Truckers Against Trafficking in the fight against modern-day slavery.

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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