Is there a non-profit trucking company?

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  1. Skunk_Truck_2590

    Skunk_Truck_2590 Road Train Member

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    I absolutly do not see any point in this post. Non Profit trucking companies? Umm correct me if I missed something but isn't that what trucking is for? To move good's to make profit? That would be like trying to kill a duck that's already dead.

    I do believe Goodwill turns a profit even though they don't seem like it. But they collect item's, clean them up and sell them. The money has to come from somewhere to pay those employee's. Their making some kind of profit.
     
  2. zentrucking

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    If one really wants to drive a truck as a volunteer ... there are organizations overseas that will take you.

    Probably not in the best or safest countries or areas though.

    Far better ways to volunteer your time IMO.
     
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    I don't know if you guys understand what a non-profit buisness is.

    It doesn't mean you don't make money or have to voulunteer your work, it means that the money doesn't go to stockholders or to over paid CEOs.

    In example, employees at non-profit hospitals make much more than those that work at for-profit hospitals because the money goes back into the buisness.

    I.E. Instead of 50% of the income going to the top two people at C.R. England, it gets put back into the truckers, trucks and dispatch.
     
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    You're talking about a cooperative business organization - not "non-profit".

    Maybe an employee owned company is what your looking for.

    Kennesaw transportation out of Georgia may be one.
     
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    There are business entities that are non-profit organizations in the eyes of the IRS that have upper level staff that make tons of money. Any organization that pays it's employees significantly more than a median wage ought not to get the tax breaks of a non-profit.
    A co-op is a critter of a different color, but it does not get the tax breaks of a non-profit.
     
  6. driver.Copeland.James

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    I've often speculated about doing this exact thing. Establishing an "Active Truck Transportation Research Foundation" or A.T.T.R.F. could serve as a tremendous benifit to both the industry, and it's governing bodies (IFTA, FMCSA, ICC, etc.)

    With enough trucks, the foundation could supply "pilot fleets" to test the outcome of changes in/of/to safety, business, and regulatory practices, AND provide raw feedback that would be made available to the public on a mandatory basis.

    I do agree with other readers, in that a Co-op would be better, as it would provide drivers with a greater amount of influence with regards to operations. This has proven to work quite well with Co-ops operating trucks in the grainhaul sector.

    I have also considered organizing a nonproft organization for an A.C.E. (Adult Continued Education) program, that would allow for drivers to invest money at the onset of their trucking career, as a safeguard to future occupational growth. The focus resolution being that due to time constraints, and limited alternative income for drivers, the program would provide an "offset" to a low income for one year.

    Example: A driver cannot afford to take a job as a fast food cook, due to his/her financial obligations. Due to his/her lack of education (high school diploma, or less), sufficient alternative income cannot be obtained. The "offset" would require the driver to maintain employment consisting of a 36+ hours weekly, full-time occupation, of no more than $16k annual gross income, for one year. During this time, the organization shall absorb some remaining cost of living expenses. A car payment of no more than $175 per month, and a house payment of no more than $400 per month, leaving groceries AND utilities to the recipient. After this one year period, the driver could qualify for more typical financial aid, for continued education. To qualify, a driver must first complete a comprehensive evaluation of their ability to obtain a college education, and ensure that time AND financial constraints are the ONLY limiting factors.

    Your opinions?
     
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