Immediate Support and Information/First Response

From 2009 to 2017, 44 states experienced increases in the number people killed in large truck crashes.

The First Response Program is a national network of volunteers dedicated to providing compassionate, immediate support to survivors and families of victims of truck crashes. Volunteers, most often members of the Truck Safety Coalition Survivors Network, serve as local resources in their communities and state for families of victims and survivors of truck crashes.

Contact Us

Please email us using the form below if you have any questions or concerns, or if would like to speak with a Truck Safety Coalition volunteer or our grief counselor.

Mission Statement

We will seek to locate and help new victims of truck crashes by providing information, encouragement, hope or simply a willing and understanding ear. We will seek to provide them with assistance, comfort and information that we wish someone had provided for us in such a dark time, and to let them know that, if they choose, there are ways to try to make some degree of sense of such a senseless situation. Helping to comfort truck crash victims and helping to satisfy their needs is the foundation for the First Response Program.


Our goal is to contact and support every truck crash victim in the United States. Unfortunately, this is an aggressive goal due to the tragic number of truck crashes every year. By setting up the network, we hope to support, state by state, the new victims of truck crashes. It is important for us to let them know they are not alone in their time of grief.

If you would like more information about our First Response Program information, please write, call or contact us via email at crash@ Remember to provide your complete contact information.


Network Introduction

Introduction from a Survivors Network Volunteer. Click arrow to play.

Legal Information

Legal issues related to a truck crash. Click arrow to play.

Grief and Loss

Coping with the loss and grief related issues from a counselor. Click arrow to play.