Legislature requires drivers to receive training on human trafficking
During the 2017 session, the Kansas Legislature passed House substitute for Senate Bill 40. This bill deals with sexual exploitation and human trafficking. The bill requires all truck drivers to take a course in identifying and reporting possible human trafficking activity.
As commercial truckers are in a unique position to identify such illegal activity, the purpose of the bill is to enlist the trucking industry in the fight against human trafficking. The bill is tied to the CDL application and renewal process for truck drivers. Beginning July 1, 2018, Kansas Commercial Drivers must have certification showing they have completed an online training course in human trafficking identification and prevention in order to receive or renew a commercial driver’s license.
A short training video and certification quiz can be found on the Truckers Against Trafficking webpage, at: www.truckersagainsttrafficking.org/.