Human Services

TRUCKERSFINALMILE ORG INC

aka truckersfinalmile.org   |   Albuquerque, NM   |  http://www.truckersfinalmile.org

Mission

truckersfinalmile Mission is to reunite North American Truck Drivers with Their Families in Times of Crisis

please view our website at www.truckersfinalmile.org for details of our programs, our policies, and our organizational structure documentation. Thank you.

Notes from the nonprofit

truckersfinalmile.org is a new 501 (c) (3) in our fifth year. we are committed to transparency to the general public and will publish required documents as they continue to become required/available. Thank you

Ruling year info

2014

CEO

Mr. Robert B. Palm

Vice president

Mrs. Jeanine M. Palm

Main address

3301-R Coors Blvd., N.W. #293

Albuquerque, NM 87120 USA

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EIN

46-5303939

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

Victims' Services (P62)

Transportation (Free or Subsidized) (P52)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

fundraising, establishing a solid reserve

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program Number 1

Each year, more than 800 Commercial Truck Drivers perish away from home in performance of their employment and/or self employment. The statement "800 or more" is because most data is linked to traffic collisions only. Not counted are heart attacks, criminal activity, suicide, or other natural/unnatural manner of death. In many cases, drivers are hundreds, if not thousands of mile from home. and waiting at home is their family and loved ones. Commerce no longer has any borders. And with that, we have Canadian Drivers operating in the United States, U.S. driver's operating in Canada, and Mexican driver's also operating in the states. The scope of this program provides benefit to the family of any North American Truck Driver that loses his/her life out on the road. The manner of any death is NOT considered in awarding this Programs benefit. Benefits include: ground transportation as needed to outbound nearest (home) airport. Immediate round trip flight arrangements to nearest incident city location. Next of kin may choose a "travel companion" of choice for this trip. Ground transportation (which may include rental car) and hotel accommodations for up to five days. Return of Drivers remains to home included. Scenario example: A truck driver from Denver perishes in a collision in Atlanta. truckersfinalmile will provide ground transportation from any outlying area as needed to the Denver airport. Upon arrival in Atlanta, ground transportation and hotel will be provided as necessary for up to five days, for any need the next of kin may have. Claiming the drivers body, investigation, what have you. This would be a round trip flight, and during this period, arrangements will be made to transport the drivers remains home. truckersfinalmile will cover all cost of round trip flight, lodging, and ground transportation as well as driver's remains transport. NOTE: addition expense, such as carry on baggage fees, flight upgrades, meals, fuel, and other incidentals will be the responsibility of the raveling parties. truckersfinalmile.org encourages a travel partner, of choice at the Programs expense. Frankly, we do not wish to have any grieving next of kin on a flight alone. We would like to have the travel partner be over 18, but that's not required. Traveling partner is also responsible for any additional fees as outlined above. Covered in this program are any CDL (or Canadian/Mexican) equivalent holder and their family. Wherever loss of life finds a Driver in North America, truckersfinalmile will reunite their family with them. Persons receiving benefit under Program 1 will never receive a bill. This will instill higher assurance in this industry that when something happens out there on the road, that an organization is in place ready to help.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified
Budget
$5,000

Program 2 is designed to reunite north American Truck Drivers in the event a Driver is severely injured away from home. ALL travel arrangements as outlined under Program 1 apply, less transportation of driver's remains. This is for those that are severely injured, usually requiring surgery, hospitalization, and likely to lose their DOT medical certification to drive as a result. Should a driver be able to travel, yet prohibited from flying etcetera, truckersfinalmile.org would pay UP TO 50% of a ground/air ambulance service to transport a driver home. This is NOT payment for ambulance from initial scene to medical facility. This is non emergency transport only. Please see our website at www.truckersfinalmile.org for more specific of our programs and our policies. Each request for benefit in this program is/are stringently verified. Persons receiving benefit from this or any other program will never receive a bill for such service.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified
Budget
$3,000

Program 3 provides travel for family members to a Driver's location should a driver experience a emergency medical episode. Hospitalization, surgery, loss of DOT medical certification are all likely results of these emergencies. Heart attack, stroke, appendix rupture, and so many more other health issues are this programs focus. Travel, lodging, and ground transportation as outlined in Programs 1 and 2 apply.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Budget
$3,000

Program 4 provides benefit to the DRIVER. Should any event such as death, serious traumatic injury, or severe medical episode occur to any of the drivers immediate family at home, truckersfinalmile will provide travel to the home and return to his/her trucks location. We do not, and can not provide for any security or storage of any truck, trailer, cargo, and or equipment. Scenario example: A driver in Atlanta receives notification of the passing of a parent at home in Denver. His/her company ok's leaving the truck at a terminal in Atlanta, but can not help further. truckersfinalmile would provide ground transportation to the Atlanta airport, and return flight to Atlanta and ground transportation back to the terminal. in this case, ground transportation at the home city, and lodging, would not be necessary. Round trip airfare would be for five days only, with driver responsible for any "upgrades" Please visit our website at www.truckersfinalmile.org for program specifics and policies.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified
Budget
$2,500

This program will provide housing retrofit for drivers who have been severely injured during their employment and/or self employment and have lost DOT medical certification to drive. Bath remodeling, widening doorways, wheelchair ramps, etcetera. This program would serve any CDL holder in North America as the need and funds allow. Please visit our website at www.truckersfinalmile.org for more information.

Population(s) Served
People with physical disabilities
General/Unspecified
Budget
$2,500

Program 7 CURRENTLY BEING DEVELOPED NO BENEFIT OFFERED AT THIS TIME! Program 6 will provide a single one time $1,000 check within 24 hours to the immediate next of kin of any North American Truck Driver who has lost their life in a highway collision away from home. These monies can be used for any need by the next of kin. Please visit our website at www.truckersfinalmile.org for more information.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Budget
$1,000

General Counseling With an on staff Chaplain, we will help those in need in the trucking industry to locate any long term grief counseling.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified
Budget
$1,000

Where we work

Awards

Top Nonprofit 2018

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Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of clients experiencing prolonged suffering

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Related Program

Program Number 3

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of client emergency room visits

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Program Number 3

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of truck driver veterans served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of participants engaged in programs

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Type of Metric

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Increasing

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

It is our goal to become the largest single source provider to North American truck drivers and their families in times of crisis. To become a household name in the trucking industry, and to never, ever turn away and request of assistance because of lack of funds.

1. By being the best at what we do. <br/><br/>2. Doing right every single time.<br/><br/>3.Being compassionate to those we serve.<br/><br/>4. Working hand in hand with other "like" Charities when and as necessary.<br/><br/>5. By getting the word out and raising awareness in everything we do everyday all day.

Passion, dedication, motivation. Watch us! This is a very needed service that we will provide to an entire industry covering 90% of the North American continent. It will take some time ... then ...

Fairly simple. Once we raise initial infrastructure funds, the process will move along quite rapidly. This is all currently being done in a truck, so things are slow ....

We have accomplished a LOT. From inception of the idea, the realization for the need, the forming of a Board of Directors, the filings of all the appropriate paper work. We have done a lot this first year.<br/><br/>Yet to be done is the office. The basic setup stuff everyone needs. Office furnishings, computers, the informative paperwork that needs printing .. all that basic stuff that people don't see, yet is so necessary ...

Financials

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/19/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not Transgender (Cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not Transgender (Cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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