Use the dropdowns below to access resources specifically created for FMCSA's "Your Road, Their Freedom" human trafficking awareness campaign. Each dropdown contains a short description of each resource, visual examples of each, and download links.
Download the pocket indicator cards below to have with you at all times to help you quickly recognize and know how to report suspected human trafficking situations. Pocket indicator cards are available in both English and Spanish.
Download the visor cards below to help keep recognizing and reporting suspected human trafficking top of mind while at transit stations, on the move, at rest stops, and at your final destination. Visor cards are available in both English and Spanish.
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Download, share, and display the posters below to help spread the message on how to identify and report suspected instances of human trafficking. Posters are available in both English and Spanish.
For cobranding requests, please contact FMCSA at FMCSA.email@example.com.
Use the sections below to access shareable social media content to remind CMV industry employees why it is important to stay alert for suspected human trafficking situations and promptly report suspicious activity. Download the graphic of interest, and copy the relevant caption from the list below. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #YourRoadsTheirFreedom!
Social media graphics are available in both English and Spanish.
Below are several social media captions you and/or your organization can use to help raise awareness to prevent this heinous crime.
- Would you know how to identify a potential human trafficking victim? Learn the signs of human trafficking you might notice in the CMV industry and how to report it. Learn more at https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/stophumantrafficking. #YourRoadsTheirFreedom
- Be willing to take a second look, trust your instincts, and make the anonymous call/text. Reporting suspected instances of human trafficking in real-time allows local authorities to intervene quicker. Learn how to recognize and report human trafficking at https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/stophumantrafficking. #YourRoadsTheirFreedom
- Victims of human trafficking can be of any age, race, gender, socioeconomic group, or nationality. Learn how to spot the signs at https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/stophumantrafficking. #YourRoadsTheirFreedom
- Did you know? Human traffickers often use transportation systems, including bus stations, truck stops, rest areas, and travel centers when recruiting and moving victims. Learn the indicators of human trafficking at https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/stophumantrafficking. #YourRoadsTheirFreedom
- Trust your instincts. If you witness a situation that doesn’t seem quite right, report what you see, and help end human trafficking. Learn reporting options at https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/stophumantrafficking. #YourRoadsTheirFreedom
- Did you know? In 2019, FMCSA permanently banned drivers convicted of human trafficking from operating a commercial motor vehicle. Learn more at https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/stophumantrafficking. #YourRoadsTheirFreedom
- ¿Sabría usted cómo identificar a una víctima de la trata de personas? Observe los indicios de trata de personas que puede notar en la industria de los CMV y cómo denunciarlo. Infórmese más en https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/stophumantrafficking. #YourRoadsTheirFreedom
- Esté dispuesto a echar un segundo vistazo, confíe en sus instintos y llame o envíe un texto anónimamente. Denunciar casos sospechosos de trata de personas en el momento permite a las autoridades locales intervenir más rápido. Infórmese sobre cómo reconocer y denunciar la trata de personas en https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/stophumantrafficking. #YourRoadsTheirFreedom
- Las víctimas de la trata de personas pueden ser de cualquier edad, raza, género, grupo socioeconómico o nacionalidad. Infórmesesobre cómo detectar esos indicios en https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/stophumantrafficking. #YourRoadsTheirFreedom
- ¿Sabía que los traficantes de personas utilizan sistemas de transporte, incluyendo estaciones de autobuses, paradas de camiones, áreas de descanso y centros de viaje para reclutar y explotar a sus víctimas? Conozca los indicadores de la trata de personas en https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/stophumantrafficking. #YourRoadsTheirFreedom
- Confíe en sus instintos. Si usted es testigo de una situación que no parece del todo correcta, informe lo que ve y ponga fin a la trata de personas. Conozca las opciones de denuncia en https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/stophumantrafficking. #YourRoadsTheirFreedom
- ¿Sabía que en 2019 la FMCSA prohibió permanentemente a los conductores condenados por trata de personas operar un vehículo comercial automotor? Infórmese más en ttps://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/stophumantrafficking. #YourRoadsTheirFreedom
Copy and paste the content below to include in your organization’s internal publications.
FMCSA Launches “Your Roads, Their Freedom” Human Trafficking Awareness Campaign
[Organization name] is proud to work alongside the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and fellow transportation and travel industry leaders to combat human trafficking.
As [organization name] knows all too well, America’s transportation systems are often exploited by human traffickers. To combat this heinous crime, FMCSA launched the “Your Roads, Their Freedom” human trafficking awareness campaign. The campaign is designed to empower the nation’s 8.7 million commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers to confidently identify and report suspected cases of human trafficking — ultimately saving lives and making America’s roadways safer for all.
As an agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) whose mission is to ensure road safety, FMCSA is uniquely positioned to educate CMV drivers on how to protect their roadways against a crime that poses a threat to transportation safety in every state across the U.S. In addition to complementing the work our organization is doing to stop human trafficking, the “Your Roads, Their Freedom” campaign works in tandem with the Transportation Leaders Against Human Trafficking initiative and other federal efforts against human trafficking, such as FMCSA’s grant programs, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Blue Campaign, to build on the important work that is already being done in this space.
Please help get the word out about “Your Roads, Their Freedom.” A library of shareable resources, including full details about the campaign and downloadable materials, can be found here.
Use the dropdowns below to learn more about other human trafficking campaigns, initiatives, and organizations relevant to commercial motor vehicle industry employees. Each dropdown contains a short description of each resource and links to access more information.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) combats human trafficking by working with public and private sector stakeholders to empower transportation employees and the traveling public to recognize and report possible instances of human trafficking.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Blue Campaign is a national public awareness campaign designed to educate the public, law enforcement, and other industry partners to recognize the indicators of human trafficking, and how to appropriately respond to possible cases. Blue Campaign works closely with DHS Components to develop general awareness training, as well as specific educational resources to help reduce victimization within vulnerable populations.
The DHHS Look Beneath the Surface campaign works with grantees and partners to raise awareness of human trafficking and the factors that make certain populations more at risk. The campaign also empowers health care providers and faith-based and community organizations to help identify individuals who may be experiencing trafficking and connect them with services by calling the National Human Trafficking Hotline.
The campaign has developed many resources for health care and social service providers as well as faith-based and community organizations, including social media images, public awareness materials, and infographics.
Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) is a nonprofit organization that trains members of the trucking, bus, and energy industries in the United States and Canada to recognize and report suspected human trafficking.
The organization has created many CMV industry trainings (including Busing on the Lookout certification program) and resources including wallet cards, window decals, toolkits, brochures, apps, and posters.
Polaris is leading a survivor-centered, justice- and equity-driven movement to end human trafficking. Since 2007, Polaris has operated the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline, connecting victims and survivors to support and services, and helping communities hold traffickers accountable. Through that work, Polaris has built the largest known dataset on human trafficking in North America.
In 2021, 10,359 situations of human trafficking were reported to the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline involving 16,554 individual victims, as reporting in the Polaris Analysis of 2021 Data from the National Human Trafficking Hotline.