The National Air Transportation Association is jumping into the effort to fight human trafficking, the aviation business advocacy organization announced this week. It has signed a pledge, “Transportation Leaders Against Human Trafficking,” that is aimed at raising awareness among the traveling public by using common messaging in targeted outreach campaigns.
NATA said it was contacted by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) as part of its effort to work with leaders across all modes of transportation to support the initiative. Jonathon Freye, NATA v-p of government and public affairs, will represent the association at a DOT event today in Washington, D.C., formally announcing the effort. DOT Secretary Elaine Chao is challenging the transportation industry to commit to “100 Pledges in 100 Days.” DOT expects more than 1 million employees across all modes of transportation will be trained because of this initiative.
NATA noted that many of its members are already taking proactive steps to eliminate human trafficking. It also is working with NATA Compliance Services to raise awareness and access to training by making it available in its Safety 1st Training Center platform.