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Your Roads. Their Freedom.

Every year, millions of men, women, and children are held against their will and trafficked into forced labor and commercial sex. While on your roads, you could be the key to their freedom.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) "Your Roads, Their Freedom" campaign seeks to raise awareness of human trafficking in the commercial motor vehicle (CMV) industry. This effort aims to educate and empower CMV drivers and other transportation-industry employees to recognize the signs of human trafficking and report the crime to authorities.

Since human trafficking poses a threat to transportation safety, FMCSA seeks to educate CMV drivers and other travel-related employees in protecting the nation’s roadways and transportation networks against criminals perpetrating this heinous crime.

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What is Human Trafficking?

Understand how to recognize the indicators of human trafficking and learn how to report it.

Learn the Signs

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Download and share resources to raise awareness of human trafficking in the CMV industry.

Campaign Resources

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and Laws

Learn about laws and FMCSA rules developed to raise awareness and prevent human trafficking crimes.



If you see (or suspect) any indicators of human trafficking, assess the situation. Do not attempt to confront a suspected trafficker or engage with a victim. Instead, please contact local law enforcement directly. Report to:

  • 9-1-1, if someone is in immediate danger.
  • The National Human Trafficking Hotline. (Línea Directa Nacional de Trata de Personas)
    • Call 888-373-7888 or text HELP or INFO to BeFree (233733). (Texto 233733 o BEFREE)
    • This hotline is a national, toll-free hotline available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The hotline is operated by a nongovernmental organization funded by the federal government; it is not a law enforcement or immigration authority.
  • Your company/organization.
    • Follow your company’s reporting policy if they have one in place.