Beginning in January, to bring attention to National Human Trafficking Awareness month and the work Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) does within the trucking and busing industries to prevent this crime, TravelCenters of America will become the first company to launch a nationwide TAT product promotion.
TravelCenters of America has partnered with Truckers Against Trafficking in the fight against human trafficking since 2011. While supplies last, TA, Petro Stopping Centers, and the brand new TA Express stores will sell hats, cups, flashlights and cell accessories with the TAT logo on them. These can be found in specially designed product centers displayed in the stores. One dollar from every sale will be given directly to Truckers Against Trafficking, with the goal of giving $100,000 to TAT to support their work.
TravelCenters of America President and COO Barry Richards, stated, “As longtime partners of Truckers Against Trafficking, we are excited to provide our customers with an easily accessible and hands-on way to support their mission. Not only will TAT be benefiting from the purchase of each item, but the merchandise itself provides another way to raise awareness about this crime. We especially appreciate that this campaign will launch in January, during Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and are proud to be the first company to conduct a widespread product promotion on TAT's behalf.”
To bring even more awareness, on Friday, January 11, TravelCenters of America’s Store SVP Tom Newbould was a guest on the Dave Nemo Show (SiriusXM channel 128, Monday through Friday 7am-11am). He talked more about TravelCenters efforts to support Truckers Against Trafficking and our donation goal of $100,000. January 11 is a significant date as it is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. TravelCenters of America hopes to bring enough awareness to Truckers Against Trafficking and their fight to end this crime.