Here’s Proof Truckers May Be Better Poised To Rescue Sex Trafficking Victims Than Cops

Sex trafficking remains a largely hidden crime in the U.S., but a fleet of truck drivers across the country are leading the charge in exposing the criminals behind these acts and in freeing victims.

Because the trucking industry is predominantly male, and requires workers to be on the road for extended periods of time, pimps often bring their victims to rest areas where they present the girls as willing sex workers, according to the Polaris Project. And when they’re not being targeted specifically, truck drivers often take breaks and deliver at the other prime locations — motels, gas stations and loading docks — where traffickers typically exploit their victims, Reuters reported.

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