has contracted with Bensinger, DuPont & Associates (BDA) to
provide valuable counseling and referral services to truck
driver contractors and their immediate family members.
Immediate family members are defined as spouses, children and
parents living in the home. This Trucker Assistance Program
(TAP) is offered only to contractors who have Zurich
Occupational Accident Insurance offered by Ameriplan.
TAP provides confidential assistance for problems, including:
addictions, anxiety/stress, depression, financial and legal
concerns, marital and family difficulties and parenting
Telephone access is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
through a toll-free number. Masterís degreed counselors are in
the office seven days a week to immediately answer calls.
Attorneys and financial consultants are available Monday
through Friday during normal business hours. No time
restrictions are placed on the calls.
The BDA counselors initiate a detailed screening assessment
that includes identification of presenting problems. They work
with the caller to determine the appropriate types of services
and develop a plan of action. BDA maintains a network of
professional services and support resources in addition to
their national network of clinical associates. Personalized
searches and referrals are available.
Legal Assistance Services
BDA offers legal assistance through telephone advice to a
network of attorneys. Services are free. A free half hour
in-person legal consultation is also available from attorneys
located nationwide. Callers may receive a 25% reduction in
usual and customary fees for legal work provided by Referral
Financial Assistance Services
Financial counselors can address money management and credit
questions that do not require a full counseling session.
Immediate access to financial counselors is available by phone
Monday through Saturday. Counselors can supplement the call by
mailing supporting educational materials.
Financial Counseling Sessions can also be established to
address an individualís concern. A session will be scheduled
within seven days of the request. A financial assessment
worksheet will be forwarded to the caller for completion prior
to the session. Each session is goal oriented and results in a
written action plan.
Family and Care Giving Web Services
Independent Contractor truck drivers are faced with a host of
responsibilities and decisions. BDA has a comprehensive web
site available to assist with locating services ranging from
child care, elder care for assistance with an elderly parent,
gathering information on schools kindergarten through 12,
colleges and universities, vocational schools and adult
Information and Resource Materials
Articles, information and tip sheets are available on a
variety of topics ranging from selecting a childcare provider
to debt management and budgeting.
TAP is confidential
Information shared with TAP remains confidential. Bensinger,
DuPont & Associates will not release any information without
the callerís written permission.