CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 8th and 9th Red Classic will partner with Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated and McMahon Truck Centers to bring the Truckers Against Trafficking Freedom Drivers Project (FDP) to Charlotte. The FDP is a first-of-its-kind mobile exhibit that is a premiere tool in educating members of the trucking industry and general public about the realities of domestic sex trafficking and how the trucking industry is combating it.
The mission of Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) is to educate, equip, empower and mobilize members of the trucking and travel plaza industry to combat domestic sex trafficking. Truckers Against Trafficking recognizes that members of the trucking industry are invaluable in the fight against this heinous crime. As the eyes and ears of our nation's highways, truck drivers are in a unique position to make a difference and close loopholes to traffickers who seek to exploit our transportation system for their personal gain.
Viewers can walk through the exhibit to see artifacts from trafficking survivors, videos of drivers supporting the cause to end human trafficking, and portraits of actual Truckers Against Trafficking.
"Events like these are why we created the Freedom Drivers Project," stated Kendis Paris, TAT executive director. "It will be a perfect audience of people who have extensive reach throughout the trucking industry coming to terms with the realities of domestic sex trafficking and the role they can play in combating it. We're thrilled they invited us, grateful they marshaled their resources to bring us out to North Carolina, and hopeful that this is the beginning of a long-lasting and fruitful partnership in helping to break the back of modern-day slavery."
Red Classic President Ron Drogan salutes the efforts of the FDP, saying, "Red Classic is proud to support the Freedom Drivers Project. They are doing important work in raising awareness of human trafficking across our country. We love to partner with organizations who share our commitment to safety, family, and community."
The tour will stop at Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated and Red Classic Corporate on Wednesday, July 8th then travel to Red Classic Fleet and Coca-Cola Co. Consolidated Snyder Production Center (SPC) on Thursday, July 9th.
About Red Classic
Red Classic, a wholly owned transportation and maintenance subsidiary of Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, offers valuable network synergies unlike any transportation services provider. Our 100+ year heritage and successful track record of fostering and maintaining significant relationships with shippers, carriers, contractors, and employees uniquely positions Red Classic as a market leader. Red Classic operates a truckload fleet of more than 450 tractors and 1,200 dry-van trailers throughout the southeastern United States. The logistics division of Red Classic provides nationwide coverage for truckload, less-than-truckload, intermodal, and flatbed shipments. Red Classic also provides commercial fleet maintenance services with 56 state-of-the-art shops and four mobile maintenance units in twelve states. Learn more about Red Classic at redcrewcareers.com for Red Crew career openings, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube!
About Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated (CCBCC) is the nation's largest independent Coca-Cola bottler. CCBCC makes, sells and distributes Coca-Cola products along with other unique beverages. CCBCC operates in 13 states, primarily in the Southeast, with corporate offices located in Charlotte, NC. Learn more about Coca-Cola Consolidated at www.cokeconsolidated.com, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!
About McMahon Truck Centers
McMahon Truck Centers (MTC) operates heavy and medium duty commercial truck businesses at 8 locations throughout 5 states. We pair leading edge support solutions together with strong, premium Mack Truck Vehicles - and include product offerings of premium truck bodies and attachments from Jerr-Dan, OX Trailer Bodies and XL Specialized Trailers. The McMahon Truck Centers' family of dealerships includes locations in Charlotte, NC – Nashville, TN – Columbus, OH – Marietta, OH – Candor, NC – Rock Hill, SC, – Savannah, TN and McMahon Truck Leasing.
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