Title: Truckers Against Trafficking
Duration: 1:30 minutes
Shell wholesaler Barry Richards partnered with Truckers Against Trafficking to put an end to human trafficking on America’s highways.
Truckers Against Trafficking Transcript
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Barry Richards: I received a call one day from a driver that was absolutely hysterical. He said you’ve got to do something a van just pulled in here and unloaded a bunch of people they’re going door to door using their kids. And you could hear him choking up. These people are preying on our children and it’s just a horrible scenario. I just felt like I couldn’t sit around and watch that happen.
Tom Liutkus: We joined Truckers Against Trafficking because once you learn about this crime you realize how just heinous it is against the most vulnerable.
Debbie Shelton: We have a training course that we offer to all new hires on day 1 that goes through human trafficking awareness as well as what steps to take should they think that might be going on in one of our facilities.
Barry Richards: There is a course on human trafficking. How to recognize people who may be in distress. How to recognize various activity or even a setup for that kind of activity. Who to report to and what to do about it.
Debbie Shelton: That awareness training empowers all of our employees. I’m a mother of two and I think that if my children were out there, I would want somebody to make that call because just that one phone call can make a difference.
Barry Richards: To see people that are getting onboard and supporting our organization in such a large way that’s kind of when you really know that you’ve done something. My name is Barry Richards and together, we’re a force for good.