August 3, 2017
Two bills aimed at combating human trafficking in semi-trucks are headed to the Senate floor.
A Senate panel unanimously approved the ‘No Human Trafficking On Our Roads Act’ and ‘Combating Human Trafficking in Commercial Vehicles Act’ on Wednesday.
One bill would disqualify individuals from operating a commercial motor vehicle if they have a felony involving human trafficking.
The other would create an advisory committee on the issue, and designate a human trafficking prevention coordinator at the Department of Transportation.
Officials praised the legislation as an important step in the efforts to curb human trafficking in the U.S.