Werner Enterprises has joined the fight to combat human trafficking by signing the U.S. Department of Transportation's Transportation Leaders Against Human Trafficking (TLAHT) initiative.
“As part of our ongoing efforts to eliminate human trafficking, Werner has signed the TLAHT pledge to unite our cause with companies across the transportation sector,” says president and chief executive officer Derek Leathers. “By coming together, we can create change in the battle against modern-day slavery.”
The pledge will educate employees and organizational members in the transportation industry on how to recognize and report signs of human trafficking. It will also raise awareness among the traveling public by utilizing common messaging in targeted outreach campaigns.
Werner Enterprises partners with Truckers Against Trafficking as part of our commitment to raising awareness of human trafficking. In 2019, Werner donated one of its trucks to haul the Freedom Drivers Project, a mobile exhibit that helps educate members of the trucking industry and shows the simple steps anyone can take to identify warning signs of human trafficking.