Monthly Archives - January 2023

Eyes On The Road! Know Signs of Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is more than just a buzzword in media – it’s a modern-day form of slavery that occurs right under our noses. As professional drivers, you play a crucial role in the fight against trafficking by being the eyes and ears of the nation’s highways. Learn about the red flags to look out for, and how you can make a difference by reporting suspicious activity and educating yourself on the issue. Don’t let preconceived notions cloud your judgement – anyone, regardless of gender, race, or socioeconomic status, can fall victim to trafficking. Join the fight against this heinous crime by visiting the Truckers Against Trafficking website and contacting the National Human Trafficking Hotline. Together, we can put an end to human trafficking.

Truckers Take on A New Kind of Traffic

Human trafficking is happening right in front of us, but did you know that truckers can play a crucial role in bringing these crimes to light? The Kansas City Police Department (KCPD), the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), and the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) have joined forces with the trucking industry to raise awareness and educate on the signs of human trafficking. Perpetrators often use commercial vehicles to transport their victims, making truckers a vital “force multiplier” in reporting suspicious activity. This week, KCPD and MoDOT will be meeting with commercial truckers to distribute information provided by the group Truckers Against Trafficking. Don’t miss this important story on how everyday heroes on the road are making a difference in the fight against human trafficking in Missouri and beyond.

Hit the Road Safely: How to Protect Your Cargo from Theft

Transporting precious goods across the country comes with its own set of challenges, and cargo theft is one of them. Learn how to keep yourself and your freight safe on the road with our five tips. Stay in touch with dispatch, keep your truck moving, stay alert, park in safe areas and get some extra eyes with cameras. With cargo theft on the rise, it’s important to take extra precautions to protect yourself and your freight. Be sure to follow these tips to ensure a safe journey for yourself and your cargo.

Cargo Crime Wave: $223 Million in Goods Stolen in 2022

Cargo theft is a growing concern in the US and Canada, with an estimated $223 million in cargo stolen during 2022. Learn about the latest trends in cargo theft, hot spots for theft, common goods targeted, and tips for preventing cargo thefts in this comprehensive article. Don’t let your cargo fall prey to thieves, stay informed and take action with our expert insights. Don’t miss out on our latest publication on how to protect your cargo and stay ahead of the thieves.

Meijer Takes the Wheel: Leading the Way to a Greener Future

Meijer, a Michigan-based retailer, is revolutionizing the industry by deploying the first all-electric semi-trucks outside of California in partnership with Freightliner. Meijer is testing the performance of these trucks in a cold weather environment as part of a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, leading the way in sustainable transportation. This is a major milestone for the retail industry and for Meijer’s commitment to reducing carbon footprint. Be sure to read our article for more on Meijer’s innovative approach to transportation and the impact on the environment.



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