The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will soon be taking part in a five day effort intended to combat the crime of human trafficking.

The CVSA’s Human Trafficking Awareness Initiative (HTAI) will take place in the U.S. from January 9 — 13, 2023.

The CVSA expanded HTAI from three days to five based on the success of last year’s event.

The purpose of HTAI is to educate commercial motor vehicle drivers, motor carriers, law enforcement officers and the general public about the crime of human trafficking, the signs to look for and what to do if you suspect someone is being trafficked.

The HTAI dates for Canada are February 20 — 24 and March 13 — 17 for Mexico.

See below for the results from HTAI 2022:

  • 35 jurisdictions participated.
  • 2,460 individual law enforcement officers/troopers/inspectors participated.
  • There were 163 reported events (possible indicators of human trafficking or documented cases).
  • 13,274 wallet cards were distributed.
  • 6,355 window decals were distributed.
  • 1,818 presentations were delivered.
  • There were 640 media contacts.

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles shared the following social media post detailing their efforts during 2022’s HTAI. Officials said that more than 740 commercial vehicle inspections were conducted in three days.

For information on other planned CVSA events for 2023 including Brake Safety Week and International Roadcheck, please click here.

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