There were about 163 human trafficking related events across North America, according to data from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance following the first awareness initiative of its kind
Representatives from Truckers Against Trafficking made a pit stop in Mississauga this week to raise awareness on how the Canadian trucking industry can help fight the global epidemic of human trafficking.
It appears even cargo thieves take Christmas Day off but they’re busy in the days leading up the big holiday and during New Years, reports CargoNet.
A report from smart fleet solutions provider Zonar, finds the need for safety improvements industry wide, despite advancements in commercial trucking technology and safety precautions.
Human trafficking is one of the fastest-growing criminal activities worldwide, and unfortunately Ontario is not immune to its reach. Most reported cases in Ontario involve sexual exploitation, which may also be referred to as sex trafficking. Young women and girls are particularly at risk, though boys, men and people who identify as 2SLGBTQ+ are also targeted.