WHO WE ARE
The National Minority Trucking Association is committed to assisting all minorities with establishing, maintaining, and growing successful careers and businesses in the trucking and logistics industry. In today’s trucking industry, there seem to be limited resources available to minorities for business consultation, accessing lucrative contracts, and trucker advocacy. Oftentimes, owners of minority trucking companies as well as minority owner operators and company drivers have many years of industry experience, but may lack the resources necessary to either start or solidify and grow their businesses. Since the deregulation of the trucking industry just a few decades ago, the industry has made great strides in enabling aspiring entrepreneurs to have a fair opportunity at building their businesses in the trucking industry. However, without the proper resources and support, minorities will continue to be at a disadvantage in an industry that is brimming with growth and demand for good truckers.
The National Minority Trucking Association is dedicated to providing important resources to our members, which include: career opportunities, contracts, consulting, industry education and access to key industry contacts. NMTA acts as a primary resource center and advocate for minorities in the trucking and transportation industry through our partnerships, affiliations, services, and member benefits. NMTA fosters employment opportunities through our various partners within the transportation industry to promote fair and equal opportunity for those minorities who qualify and are seeking employment in the trucking and transportation industry.
WHAT WE DO
We are often asked by our partners, What do truckers need most? Our response is simple, “Education”. NMTA is committed to providing its members with comprehensive education that will enable them to succeed in all areas of the trucking and transportation industry. NMTA provides educational opportunities in the form of onsite classes, webinars, workshops events, and presentations.
OUR TRAINING INCLUDES
- How to Start and Maintain a Successful Trucking Business
- How to Secure & Maintain Goverment / Commercial Contracts
- Introduction to Frieght Brokering
- Safety & Compliance
- Operations & Dispatch Management
- Surviving a Roadside Inspection
- Financial Planning for Truckers
- Sales Marketing & Social Media
- Transportation Technology
NMTA provides professional consultation to our members through a member care representative. Each member is assigned a member care representative who will assist and guide him or her to the path to success in the trucking and transportation industry.
NMTA is a member driven association. As our members transact business, there are times when an issue may arise and transcend the concerns of just a single member, but may have relevance to many association members or to our mission at large. NMTA expects to support our members by providing targeted research, a forum to develop critical solutions, and a voice to address and interact with the industry and business community. Education and access to opportunity are central to our association’s vision. To this end, we intend to support and advocate on behalf of our membership for the best resources and opportunities available.
NMTA has launched a national jobs initiative aimed at creating 500,000 jobs by 2025 in the trucking, transportation and logistics industry. This is a national grassroots campaign that will connect viable candidates with large, medium, and small transportation and logistics companies throughout the nation. NMTA and a coalition of industry partners will be working with elected officials and community leaders, to educate residents about career and business opportunities in the transportation sector. This national grassroots effort will increase awareness about opportunities such as: truck driving, diesel technicians, dispatchers, freight brokers, custom brokers, freight forwarders and much more. This national effort will draw in over 25% of a communities unemployed and underemployed.
Of the minority truckers in the U.S., 95% know very little about supplier diversity programs or how to connect to these opportunities. Corporations with set-aside business are experiencing a lack of participation from minority and women owned trucking firms. Many companies with diversity programs fail to understand the true challenges minority trucking firms face. NMTA is the bridge that will fill the gap.
Through comprehensive transportation business training coupled with a national supplier diversity initiative, NMTA is leading the effort to assist minority and women owned trucking firms with securing and maintaining government and commercial contracts.
NMTA works with members to ensure that they are trained, knowledgeable and prepared to not only secure contracts, but to also maintain these opportunities. NMTA works closely with its corporate partners to identify qualified minority carriers that are ready and able to provide professional transportation services.
THERE ARE 458,729 MINORITY OWNED TRANSPORTATION FIRMS
- Hispanic 44%
- African-American 37%
- Asian 16%
- Native-American 3%
- Women 0.3%
OF THE 3.5 MILLION TRUCK DRIVERS IN THE U.S., 1.5 MILLION ARE MINORITIES
- African-American 14%
- Hispanic 12.6%
- Women 5.4%
- Other 68%