Governor Kay Ivey ceremoniously signed House Bill 261 into law on last week. This makes Alabama the ninth state to pass a law mandating human trafficking training for new CDL drivers.
HB261 requires all new commercial driver licensees to undergo industry-specific human trafficking training. Truckers Against Trafficking is a national organization that trains truckers on identifying human trafficking victims in their daily work life. The organization will work with junior colleges and trade schools to facilitate the training.