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One Phone Call from Truck Driver Rescues Nine

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One truck driver who noticed two young girls being worked at a truck stop, made the 911 call to police and an amazing set of events took place.  The two girls, 15 and 14, were seen going in and out of the trucks and appeared to be distraught and at times, just simply afraid.  Feeling something was not right, the alert trucker called police, informing them that the two girls “appeared pretty young.”

Not only were the two Ohio girls minors, but they also turned out to be kidnap victims of human trafficking. The two minors were saved and returned to their families, but the story did not end there.  Because of this one phone call from this one truck driver, seven other minor children were saved leading to the conviction of thirty one human trafficking offenders and led to the shutting down of a thirteen-state prostitution ring.

One phone call from one trucker . . . 9 lives saved . . . 31 offenders convicted . . . 13 state ring shut down . . . from one phone call.                        National Hot Line # 1-888-373-7888


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By: Allen Smith

Allen Smith is a 37 year veteran who started at an early age in a household goods family moving business. He began driving straight trucks in 1977 and moved to the big rigs in 1982. His experience within the industry includes; owner operator, company driver, operations manager, and owner of a long distance HHG moving business, taking many of the long haul moves himself when needed. Allen Smith, a truck driver advocate who is driven by the desire to help others succeed within an industry where injustice, unrewarded sacrifice, and lack of respect and recognition exists. Allen and his wife Donna are hosts of Truth About Trucking ”Live” on Blog Talk Radio. Other websites include AskTheTrucker, TruckingSocialMedia, NorthAmericanTruckingALerts, TruthAboutTrucking, and many Social Media websites. In 2011 Allen and Donna hosted the first Truck Driver Social Media Convention, designed to create unity and solutions for the trucking industry. This is now being extended through the North American Trucking Alerts network as those within the industry join forces for the betterment of the industry. Allen strongly supports other industry advocates who are also stepping up to the plate to help those who share honesty, guidance and direction. He believes that all those involved in trucking need to be accountable for their part within the industry, including drivers, carriers, brokers, shippers, receivers, etc… The list of supporters and likeminded people grow daily, networking together and sharing thoughts and ideas for the betterment of trucking. He has coined the popular phrase "Raising the standards of the trucking industry"

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5 Responses to One Phone Call from Truck Driver Rescues Nine. - Post a Comment

  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Allen Smith and Greytdog, Doctor Patois. Doctor Patois said: RT @Greytdog: RT @truckerapp: One Phone Call from Truck Driver Rescues Nine: One truck driver who noticed. . . […]

  2. […] here for an incredible story about a truck driver who took the time to make a call…and as a result […]

  3. […] aware and alert about the human trafficking crisis in America.  As related in our previous post, One Phone Call from Truck Driver Rescues Nine, truckers across the nation are standing up and fighting back against the trafficking industry.  […]

  4. […] ( very young girls, bodily bruising/ scratching, do not speak English)  This was the case for a trucker who saved 9 lives and  broke up an organized multi state trafficking ring. Recently on FaceBook, we were made aware […]

  5. Bev Murrill

    What a fantastic guy. He didn’t ‘presume’ but used his wits and his decency to make a difference. Awesome. This guy deserves a medal.

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