USDOT steps up fight against human trafficking
Statement of U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao on the President's Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
The Department of Transportation is working across all modes of transportation and with stakeholders to detect, deter and disrupt Human Trafficking. America’s roadways, airways and waterways are being used to facilitate trafficking of human beings. We are committed to working with our federal and transportation partners to put an end to this inhumane criminal activity.
DOT’s Transportation Leaders Against Human Trafficking initiative arms transportation employees and the traveling public with knowledge so that they can report suspicious activity.
DOT is implementing the No Human Trafficking on Our Roads Act - signed by President Trump - to help ensure that individuals who use a commercial motor vehicle to commit human trafficking permanently lose their commercial driver’s license. Read more...
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao Announces Appointees to Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking
WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the appointment of 15 members to DOT’s new Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking.
“Members of this committee have extensive experience in combating human trafficking, and the Department looks forward to receiving their recommendations and reports,” said Secretary Elaine L. Chao.
The committee, required by the Combating Human Trafficking in Commercial Vehicles Act, consists of stakeholders from trafficking advocacy organizations; law enforcement; and trucking, bus, rail, aviation, maritime, and port sectors, including industry and labor. Read more...
DOT’s Commitment to Prevent Human Trafficking
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) works with transportation stakeholders across all modes of transportation to prevent human trafficking and is a member of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking (PITF), a cabinet-level entity chaired by the Secretary of State and created by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 to coordinate federal human trafficking efforts.DOT has created a new Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking, made up of 15 stakeholders from trafficking advocacy organizations; law enforcement; and trucking, bus, rail, aviation, maritime, and port sectors, including industry and labor. The committee will submit recommendations to Secretary Chao by July 3, 2019. DOT collaborates with federal, state, and local transportation stakeholders across the U.S. through its Transportation Leaders Against Human Trafficking initiative to engage industry leaders, train transportation employees, develop educational tools, and facilitate public awareness campaigns. Read more...