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Combating human trafficking in the truck driving industry

Combating human trafficking in the truck driving industry

As part of our commitment to safe and ethical practices within the trucking industry, Freymiller is proud to support law enforcement agencies in their efforts to combat human trafficking and prostitution. Recently, the Oklahoma City Police Department’s Vice Unit completed a successful two-day joint operation targeting individuals involved in prostitution. Here’s an overview of the significance of this operation, its outcomes, and Freymiller’s involvement in the fight against human trafficking.

The Vice Unit worked in collaboration with the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics Human Trafficking Unit and the United States Marshals Service. The operation resulted in 34 arrests, the recovery of two firearms, and a small amount of narcotics seized. Additionally, 30 vehicles were towed with holds placed on them for nuisance abatement.

On July 1, 2023, House Bill 2054 was passed, which classified the solicitation of individuals for sexual activity in exchange for money as a felony. This strengthened the enforcement of anti-prostitution laws. By supporting these legislative efforts, the truck driving community can play an essential role in preventing human trafficking from taking place along the roads and highways and at truck stops.

In another recently completed operation, Vice Unit offices collaborated with Freymiller to target truck stop prostitution at Reno and Martin Luther King Blvd. This one-day operation led to the arrest of seven individuals involved in illegal activities. We stand with law enforcement in fighting against prostitution and human trafficking and are proud to support these efforts.

As truck drivers, you play a crucial role in supporting the safety of our roadways. Freymiller urges all our drivers to remain vigilant and report suspicious activities. Remember, trafficking victims may be found at truck stops, rest areas, or other sites along your routes. Being aware of the signs of trafficking can make a significant difference in identifying and rescuing victims. Stay informed, stay engaged, and together, let’s make our highways safer for everyone.

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