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Thursday, May 30, 2024

New Program to Assist Injured Truckers

Truckersfinalmile.org, a non-profit organization that helps reunite truck drivers and their families in the event of a death or health concern, has introduced its fifth major category of assistance.

The new program seeks to aid truck drivers who have sustained disabling injuries on the job.

“This specific program will expand our assistance to truck drivers and their family when injuries sustained on the road are permanent and life changing, which will fulfill our mission by allowing these severely injured truckers to return home from the hospital or hospice much sooner,” says truckersfinalmile.org on its website.

Debilitating injuries truckers face in the course of their work include amputations, burns, neurological injuries and more. To help victims, truckersfinalmile.org will modify their homes to make them more accessible. The program can provide installation of such things as ramps, accessible restrooms, wider doors and hallways, and lift mechanisms.

Truckerfinalmile.org debuted the new program at the start of 2016 and hopes to provide assistance to one family per month. To refer a driver to the program or receive more information, e-mail mobility@truckersfinalmile.org.