17.1 How do supplies, products, services, or clients leave the facilities?
17.2 Are any of these forms of transportation/distribution/dissemination unionized?
Workers are the best source for identifying forms of transportation, distribution and dissemination. Some information on transportation may be available on Form 990. Section B of Part VII of the 990 lists the five highest compensated independent contractors. In some instances this may include a major supplier of goods or services. While Part IX the Statement of Function Expenses does not list specific suppliers, it does provide a general list of expenses, which may include transportation. Candid, the National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS), and the Economic Research Institute all provide access to Form 990 as well as summary information on nonprofit organizations. Also check the New York Charities Bureau.
You may find information on the organization’s truck fleet, as well as their safety record, at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The National Transportation Safety Board also compiles accident information on all types of transportation.