Craftsmen Industries partnered with Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) to provide a base trailer for a mobile exhibit aimed to educate, empower, equip and mobilize members of the trucking and travel plaza industry to combat domestic sex trafficking as part of their everyday jobs. This base trailer was transformed into the Freedom Drivers Project, which launched in August 2014.
Craftsmen Industries prepped the trailer for interior modifications by lining all walls with .050 aluminum panels; inserting recessed lighting throughout the drop ceiling and installing vinyl flooring resembling wood.
The unique Freedom Drivers Project (FDP) is a first-of-its-kind mobile exhibit that is a premiere tool in educating members of the trucking industry and general public about the realities of domestic sex trafficking and how the trucking industry is combating it.
Additional modifications, including those listed below, were fabricated and mounted throughout the exhibit as donations were received and elements were purchased.
- Theater station
- Actual artifacts from trafficking cases
- Portraits of the real Truckers Against Trafficking and how each is working to end human trafficking
“We are indebted to Allan Blau and the team at Craftsmen for allowing us to purchase the base trailer from their lease pool. Because they believed in the TAT mission, we were able to have the FDP out on the road much quicker than we ever dreamt possible. It’s an excellent testament to the fact that everyone can play a role in combating human trafficking right where they’re at,” said Kendis Paris, TAT Executive Director.
- 40+ events in 18+ states
- 7,500+ walked through
- 1.6 million Impressions
- FDP has driven 54,000+ miles
The tour schedule is available here.