• Henry Seaton

Senate passes bills related to CMVs in human trafficking

The U.S. Senate on September 15 passed two bills related to the role of drivers and motor carriers in fighting human trafficking. S. 1532 would permanently disqualify from operating a commercial motor vehicle anyone who uses a CMV in committing a felony involving human trafficking. S. 1536 would designate a human trafficking prevention coordinator within the Department of Transportation to work across all modes and would expand the scope of FMCSA’s outreach and education program to include human trafficking prevention activities. Meanwhile, Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-Connecticut) has introduced legislation (H.R. 3813) similar to S. 1536.

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