Truckers Against Trafficking is a non-profit founded in 2009 that teaches truckers and law enforcement how to spot potential human trafficking victims, and they taught more than 50 people in Reno Wednesday.

The training was sponsored by the Nevada Trucking Association, which has been organizing training on human trafficking for truck drivers in northern Nevada for eight years.

Deputy Director for Truckers Against Trafficking Kylla Lanier has been training people across the country for 10 years. She says truckers see more victims of human trafficking than most occupations.

"Truckers are the eyes and ears of our nation's highways," Lanier says. "They see things other people don't see, they're trained to be vigilant, and they may already intersect with victims at some of the places they go through their normal course of work. Hotels and motels, truck stops, rest areas, places of business, city streets. If they can be trained on the signs of human trafficking, they could really make an impact on someone's life."

The training is meant to help truck drivers spot suspicious activity.

"Perhaps it would be an RV or a van parked out by the commercial vehicles," Lanier says. "Why is it there?"

Lanier says human trafficking is a growing problem in the United States, and a massive problem worldwide.

She believes prostitution laws in the state of Nevada creates more opportunity for human trafficking.

"What happens is an attitude of normalization of this exploitation, of this sexual exploitation," Lanier says. "And when you have that attitude, you have more demand for that commercial sex, that normalization of it. And there is never sufficient supply, willing supply, to meet that demand, that increased demand."

A survivor of human trafficking spoke during Wednesday's training session, but did not want to appear on camera. Lanier says human trafficking is a dark topic, but people are receptive to helping victims.

"I think that there's always a bit of struggle to hear it all, to hear the case studies, to hear what people have endured," Lanier says. "But what I always love is the reaction afterward. [It's] how can they get involved, what can they do?"

According to the Truckers Against Trafficking website, since they were founded in 20009, more than 700,000 truckers have taken the training. The website shows that more than 600 possible cases have started due to tips from truckers, and of those more than 1,100 victims have been identified.