TA Recognizes National Human Trafficking Prevention Month

The company collaborates with Truckers Against Trafficking to help employees recognize trafficking.

January 12, 2024

While January is officially National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, TravelCenters of America (TA) recognizes every month as an opportunity to prevent human trafficking.

For over a decade, TA has collaborated with Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT).

In collaboration with TAT, every TA team member receives annual training on human trafficking—how to recognize it and how to report it. In addition, the company shares information at every TA site, so those in need know how and where to go for help. TAT posters are prominently displayed in guest-facing areas—not just in January, but every month.

In recognition of National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, TA is encouraging all team members to wear blue on January 11 to help raise awareness of human trafficking. In addition, TA CEO Debi Boffa will present TAT with a $10,000 donation to help continue the organization’s important work.

“As an organization that has nearly 300 travel centers coast to coast, TA is in a unique position to help prevent human trafficking,” said Boffa. “Our team members are the eyes and ears of the highway. Together, we will work to educate, empower and take action to combat human trafficking.

In August 2023, TA hosted the Freedom Drivers Project (FDP), a TAT program, at its TA travel center in London, Ohio. The FDP was a first-of-its-kind mobile exhibit that educated visitors about human trafficking.