NTI proudly supports these non-profits, foundations, and industry organizations.
The National Transportation Institute is an active, passionate corporate citizen in the trucking industry and is proud to assist associations and charities that aid and support drivers in times of need and that promote industry opportunities.
Truckers Final Mile
Founded by Robert Palm, a truck driver of more than 40 years, Truckers Final Mile helps truckers reunite with their families during times of crisis. The group helps provide transportation and lodging during some of families’ and drivers’ darkest hours. Final Mile has a hotline staffed 24/7/365 to provide assistance when needed.
The group offers aid to drivers and their families under the following scenarios:
- Death of a truck driver
- Severe injury of a truck driver
- Major medical event of a truck driver
- Any of these occurring to a family member of a truck driver at home.
- A mobility program to help truck drivers facing mobility and accessibility needs retrofit their homes.
The group also is building a $1,000 assistance program to help families of fallen truck drivers offset certain expenses and a separate 24-hour grief counseling service.
Truckers Final Mile is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded for the benefit of all North American Truck Drivers and their families. This organization is funded by donations. To learn more or to donate, visit TruckersFinalMile.org
Truckers Against Trafficking
Modern-day slavery, or human trafficking exists whenever people are bought and sold for forced labor or commercial sex. Around the world, it is estimated that there are over 40 million slaves today. Human trafficking has been reported in all 50 states, and the number of victims in the United States is estimated in the hundreds of thousands.
While illegal, human trafficking is a booming business. Traffickers recruit out of our schools, online, in shopping malls, as well as the streets and other locations. A large percentage of the people trafficked are women and children. Many of them are used in the sex industry. They are the prostituted people on the street and in private homes, and in legitimate businesses such as restaurants, truck stops and motels. They need to be identified and recovered.
Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) is a 501(c)3 that exists to educate, equip, empower and mobilize members of the trucking, bus and energy industries to combat human trafficking.
This organization is funded by donations. To learn more or to donate, visit TruckersAgainstTrafficking.org
Meals for 18 Wheels
Meals for 18 Wheels came together in 2013 in time for that year’s holiday season. The organization helps supply hot meals to truck drivers, who are often in search of home-cooked meals on the road. The group limits the number of meals a trucker can receive to three within a six-month period. Meals for 18 Wheels’ Facebook page posts messages of drivers in need of a hot meal and community members have the chance to help out by messaging the page for more information and how to deliver that meal.
This organization is funded by donations. To learn more or to donate, visit https://www.facebook.com/MealsFor18Wheels
St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund
More commonly known just as St. Christopher’s, this charity is perhaps the most well-known within the industry. The organization has helped over 2,200 truckers and provides free vaccines, smoking cessation programs, financial assistance, and links to resources to help with overall health and wellness. St. Christopher Fund was created to help truck drivers and their families who have financial needs due to current medical problems and these types of programs fit within the scope of the mission.
The St. Christopher Fund is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization, which means that all donations made to the organization are tax deductible. You will receive a postcard that indicates how much you donated.
This organization is funded by donations. To learn more or to donate, visit www.truckersfund.org
Women in Trucking / Women in Trucking Foundation
The Women In Trucking Association is a non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments, and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the industry. The organization is funded by donations and memberships. Learn more at womenintrucking.org.
Separately, through its affiliated Women in Trucking Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) organization, Women in Trucking supports ambitious students, drivers and professionals in the trucking industry who seek to grow their skills through classroom and vocational training. The WIT Foundation is a community of corporations, foundations, and individuals who value professional development in the trucking industry and are committed to seeing it grow.
This organization is funded by donations. To learn more or to donate, visit https://www.womenintrucking.org/wit-foundation
Next Generation in Trucking
The Next Generation in Trucking Association is a non-profit trade association engaging and training the next generation of trucking industry professionals by partnering with high schools, community and technical colleges, and private schools to launch training programs around the United States. To learn more about The Next Generation in Trucking Association visit https://www.nextgentrucking.org/