Human trafficking bill in Senate will permanently disqualify convicted traffickers from keeping CDL

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A bill presented by the Senate’s Commerce Committee this week would for all time preclude truck drivers from holding a CDL on the off chance that they’ve been indicted a human trafficking offense. The enactment part of a two-charge bundle gone for battling human trafficking that happens on U.S. roadways.

The No Human Trafficking on Our Roads Act would establish a lifetime CDL prohibition on those “who [use] a business engine vehicle in conferring a crime including a demonstration of training [in infringement of] the Trafficking Victims Protection Act,” per the bill’s content.

Another bill presented for this present week in the Senate’s Commerce Committee, named the Combating Human Trafficking in Commercial Vehicles Act, would support endeavors to teach truck administrators on perceiving, announcing and anticipating human trafficking.

The bills are being supported by Republican Sen. John Thune of South Dakota.

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association this week said that, while it underpins national endeavors to battle human trafficking, the bill “unreasonably singles out truckers,” given that numerous different callings are utilized as a part of human trafficking rings.