ATA Webinar to Highlight How the Trucking Industry Can Combat Human Trafficking

Please register for this recorded ATA webinar. This webinar is open to the public.

Webinar Description:

January 11 is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Join the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) for this webinar on how professional drivers can work to combat the serious issue of human trafficking, featuring firsthand perspectives from a survivor and a professional driver. This webinar will serve as a helpful training opportunity for anyone in the trucking industry.

Learning Objectives:
  • How human trafficking intersects with the trucking industry
  • Why it is critical the US trucking industry combat this crime and how to go about it
  • How to partner with TAT
  • How companies get training for their drivers

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Liz Williamson, TAT Training Specialist

Liz Williamson is a survivor of human trafficking and works as a TAT Training Specialist, taking lead on TAT’s work with private industry in Canada. Liz has done direct service work with survivors at the local, regional and national level. For the past decade, she has trained and spoken nationally to audiences regarding her survival of familial trafficking to help dispel the myths surrounding this topic and to empower individuals to help make a difference. 

Antoine Sadler, TAT Board Member and Professional Driver

Antoine Sadler has been a transportation professional for almost 30 years. For the past 17 years, he has driven for Walmart Transportation, where he is also a member of the elite Walmart Road Team. As part of his Walmart duties, he is a driver trainer, driver mentor, a member of the safety team and is TAT certified. Additionally, Sadler is a member of the North Carolina Road Team and the North Carolina Trucking Association. Civic-minded, Sadler works with organizations including Samaritan’s Feet, schools in Cleveland County and Gaston County, City of Kings Mountain and Truckers Against Trafficking. He has been featured in several videos, including a human trafficking documentary in Texas called Be the One.

Kendis Paris, Executive Director, Truckers Against Trafficking

Kendis Paris is the Executive Director of Truckers Against Trafficking, a 501(c)3 that exists to educate, equip, empower and mobilize members of the trucking, bus and energy industries to combat human trafficking.


Elisabeth Barna, Executive Vice President of Industry Affairs, American Trucking Associations

Elisabeth Barna is Executive Vice President of Industry Affairs and Senior Advisor to the President and CEO for the American Trucking Associations, the nation’s leading organization representing the interests of the trucking industry. In this capacity, Elisabeth is responsible for ATA’s industry communications and strategy, federation relations, image and outreach advocacy and oversees ATA events and meetings. She works with the state trucking associations, the ATA membership and key ATA departments to develop initiatives to advance the overall advocacy efforts.

Note:  A recording will be provided to all approved registrants post webinar even if you are not able to attend.

**NOTICE: ATA webinars are strictly educational for our members, and are not press events. The information contained in this webinar is not intended for, nor should it be used in, the production, editing or creation of news or analysis pieces. Participants are also forbidden from using them as background for published materials, white papers or other communications. Therefore, the contents of this webinar are strictly embargoed and off the record.