DOT permanently bans drivers convicted of trafficking

Drivers convicted of human trafficking will be permanently banned from operating commercial motor vehicles under a final rule announced by the U.S. Department of Transportation and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

The ban would apply to the operation of any vehicle for which a commercial driver’s license or a commercial learner’s permit is required. The rule was announced in July following submission of a final report and recommendations from the DOT Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking.

In 2017, the Department of Homeland Security identified more than 500 victims of human trafficking. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children estimated that one of every seven runaways were likely victims of child sex trafficking.

To report human trafficking activity, contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline by dialing toll-free 1-888-373-7888 or by sending a text to 233733.


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