Transport Corporation of India (TCI) was set up in 1958 with one objective. To professionalise the cargo transportation industry in India. Four decades later, TCI today is the foremost conventional cargo transportation company in Asia and the TCI Foundation, the social wing of Transport Corporation of India Limited (TCIL) takes forward the Group’s belief in partnering with society at large with the aim of making life better for all. Driven by an urge to make a change, after a few years of TCI’s inception, a few schools were built, a couple of financially supported dispensaries were started in the then considered remote areas of the country, initiatives were taken to mobilize women and facilitate them with skills which enabled them to contribute to the family income in areas where women were treated as lesser mortals condemned to live a life of oppression and denial. Initiatives were taken in the area of environment such as improving the fertility of the barren lands by innovative methods and so on.
TCI through its social arm has always risen to contribute its bit whenever the country has faced with natural disasters leading to destruction of life and property. It has however, in the recent past been focusing in its thrust areas namely health, education & disaster relief. They at TCI, feel a few inches taller with the scale, spread and the impact that has been created by their much acclaimed truckers programme titled "Kavach" , a large scale HIV preventive intervention programme for the truckers in India, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.4th most respected service organization in India.