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NATSO Foundation Invites Truckstops to Michigan Anti-Human Trafficking Meeting

May 21, 2019

NATSO Foundation Invites Truckstops to Michigan Anti-Human Trafficking Meeting

The NATSO Foundation is inviting NATSO members to join the Office of the Michigan Attorney General, the Michigan Trucking Association, Michigan State Police, Michigan Department of Transportation and Truckers Against Trafficking May 30 for a regional meeting in Lansing, MI., aimed at coordinating ways to fight human trafficking within the state.

U.S. DOT Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking Reviews Final Draft Report

May 17, 2019

U.S. DOT Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking Reviews Final Draft Report

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking held its third and final public hearing on May 16 to review its draft report “Combating Human Trafficking in the Transportation Sector.”

New York Times Letter Highlights Truckstop Industry Role in Combating Human Trafficking

April 15, 2019

New York Times Letter Highlights Truckstop Industry Role in Combating Human Trafficking

Truckers Against Trafficking underscored the critical role that truckstops and travel centers play in the fight against human trafficking in a recent Letter to the Editor published in the New York Times.

NATSO Foundation Invites Truckstops to Missouri Anti-Human Trafficking Meeting

April 1, 2019

NATSO Foundation Invites Truckstops to Missouri Anti-Human Trafficking Meeting

The NATSO Foundation is inviting NATSO members to join the Office of the Missouri Attorney General, the Missouri Trucking Association, Missouri Department of Transportation, Missouri State Highway Patrol and Truckers Against Trafficking April 23 for a regional meeting in Sedalia, Mo., aimed at coordinating ways to fight human trafficking within the state.

NATSO Foundation Invites Truckstops to Louisiana Anti-Human Trafficking Meeting

March 18, 2019

NATSO Foundation Invites Truckstops to Louisiana Anti-Human Trafficking Meeting

The NATSO Foundation is inviting NATSO members to join the Office of the Louisiana Attorney General, the Louisiana Trucking Association and Truckers Against Trafficking March 20 for a regional meeting in Baton Rouge on combating human trafficking.

NATSO Discusses Combating Human Trafficking with Midnight Trucking Radio

March 14, 2019

NATSO Discusses Combating Human Trafficking with Midnight Trucking Radio

NATSO Vice President of Public Affairs Tiffany Wlazlowski Neuman recently highlighted the truckstop and travel plaza industry's fight to combat human trafficking during a recent interview on Midnight Trucking Radio.

President Offers No Details on Infrastructure in State of the Union

February 6, 2019

President Offers No Details on Infrastructure in State of the Union

President Donald Trump renewed his call for a major infrastructure investment during his State of the Union address on Jan. 5, but offered no details on his plans as he urged Republicans and Democrats to work together to pass legislation to rebuild and revitalize the nation’s crumbling infrastructure.

DOT Kicks Off First Human Trafficking Advisory Committee Meeting; NATSO Serves on Subcommittee

December 19, 2018

DOT Kicks Off First Human Trafficking Advisory Committee Meeting; NATSO Serves on Subcommittee

The Department of Transportation (DOT) recently kicked off the first meeting of its Human Trafficking Advisory Committee, which aims to develop strategies that state agencies and local transportation stakeholders can utilize to implement anti-human trafficking initiatives.

NATSO Foundation Invites Truckstops to Minnesota Anti-Human Trafficking Meeting

March 27, 2018

NATSO Foundation Invites Truckstops to Minnesota Anti-Human Trafficking Meeting

The NATSO Foundation is inviting NATSO members to join the Minnesota Human Trafficking Investigations Task Force, the Minnesota Trucking Association and Truckers Against Trafficking April 17 for a regional meeting in St. Paul, Minn., aimed at coordinating ways to fight human trafficking within the state. This private event is scheduled to be held April 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension in St. Paul.

Trump Administration's Infrastructure Plan Leaked

January 23, 2018

Trump Administration's Infrastructure Plan Leaked

A draft document leaked to press on Jan. 22 and widely speculated to be the funding principles for the Trump Administration’s long-awaited infrastructure plan called for liberalizing tolling policy and allowing states to commercialize interstate rest areas among its proposals for funding infrastructure, both of which would dramatically undercut businesses that operate at the Interstate exits.

NATSO Briefs House Homeland Security Committee on Industry Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking

January 17, 2018

NATSO Briefs House Homeland Security Committee on Industry Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking

NATSO Foundation President Lisa Mullings today told members of the House Committee on Homeland Security that the truckstop and travel plaza industry plays a vital role in combating human trafficking that takes place along the nation’s Interstate Highway System. NATSO was invited to participate as an example of the positive role that the private sector can play in the fight against human trafficking.

Five Ways To Fight Human Trafficking in 2018

January 11, 2018

Five Ways To Fight Human Trafficking in 2018

January marks National Human Trafficking Awareness month. As we reflect on goals for the year or renew commitments to existing resolutions, NATSO members are encouraged to keep in mind the critical role that they can play in helping to stop human trafficking along the nation’s Interstate Highways.

House Approves Legislation to Prevent Human Trafficking in Transportation

January 2, 2018

House Approves Legislation to Prevent Human Trafficking in Transportation

Two pieces of bipartisan legislation aimed at preventing human trafficking in transportation have been presented to the President for his signature after they passed the U.S. House of Representatives.

NATSO Foundation Invites Truckstops to Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition Meeting in Eagle Ford, Texas

November 15, 2017

NATSO Foundation Invites Truckstops to Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition Meeting in Eagle Ford, Texas

The NATSO Foundation, along with Truckers Against Trafficking, the Texas Attorney General, Texas Trucking Association and ConocoPhillips, will co-host a regional coalition meeting aimed at coordinating ways to fight human trafficking within the state on Nov. 29.

July 21, 2017

NATSO Foundation Invites Truckstops to Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition Meeting in Bismarck, N.D.

North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp will join the NATSO Foundation, Truckers Against Trafficking, the North Dakota Motor Carriers Association and ConocoPhillips Aug. 14 as they host a coalition meeting in Bismarck, N.D., aimed at coordinating ways to fight human trafficking within the state.

Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers Praises Broadway Truck Stop for Combating Human Trafficking

July 18, 2017

Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers Praises Broadway Truck Stop for Combating Human Trafficking

After the U.S. House of Representatives passed three pieces of legislation aimed at strengthening the nation’s anti-human trafficking laws, House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) thanked groups within her home state of Washington working to combat human trafficking, including Dan Alsaker and Broadway Truck Stop.

NATSO Foundation Helps Fight Human Trafficking in Wyoming

June 29, 2017

NATSO Foundation Helps Fight Human Trafficking in Wyoming

The NATSO Foundation joined the Wyoming Attorney General, the Wyoming Trucking Association and Truckers Against Trafficking June 27 in hosting a coalition meeting in Casper, Wyo., aimed at coordinating ways to fight human trafficking within the state.

Rep. Wagner Visits Missouri TravelCenters of America

April 21, 2017

Rep. Wagner Visits Missouri TravelCenters of America

TravelCenters of America and NATSO hosted Rep. Ann Wagner (R-Mo.) at TA’s Foristell, Mo., location April 19 as part of a congressional site visit designed to discuss issues of importance to the truckstop and travel plaza community.

NATSO Invites Truckstops to Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition Meeting in El Paso

February 2, 2017

NATSO Invites Truckstops to Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition Meeting in El Paso

The NATSO Foundation will join the Texas Attorney General, the Texas Trucking Association and Truckers Against Trafficking Feb. 23 in hosting a coalition meeting in El Paso, Texas, aimed at coordinating ways to fight human trafficking within the state.

NATSO Year in Review

January 1, 2014

NATSO Year in Review

Take a look back at 2013.

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