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Heavy Traffic and Human Trafficking at the U.S. Border

By July 14, 2022April 2nd, 2024No Comments

If you joined Art of Procurement and Supply Chain Now for the 2022 Supply Chain and Procurement Awards, you know that we partnered with Hope for Justice, a global non-profit dedicated to ending human trafficking and modern slavery, as our philanthropy partner. This is a cause that supply chain and procurement professionals can do more than support; we can play an active role in the fight against human trafficking.

For an example, look no further than the truck discovered in San Antonio, Texas in June. 48 deceased migrants were found on the scene, and 5 more would die later because of the conditions they experienced in the trailer of that truck.

In this week’s Dial P audio podcast, Kelly Barner examines what has been described as the deadliest migrant smuggling incident in recorded history and what supply chain professionals need to know:

  • Massive delays and backups at border crossings as the United States tries to thwart human and drug smugglers
  • U.S. DOT regulations requiring clear, visual identification on each truck
  • The little-discussed and under-addressed challenge of DOT number “cloning”
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