has announced its support of Trucker Buddy International Inc.,
a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping educate elementary
school children by matching professional truckdrivers and classes
to develop a relationship through correspondence.
web site helps drivers find a carrier that will align with their
personal and professional goals. Carriers can receive driver applications
to assist in their recruitment efforts by working with the site
to process information provided by company drivers and owner-operators.
Drivers can submit their information to dozens of carriers with
the click of a button.
exposure we can provide Trucker Buddy will help the organization
secure needed drivers to correspond with waiting classes,"
said Brian Thomforde, president of TruckDriver.com. "We see
Trucker Buddy as a way for drivers to be involved with the children
in our great country, especially now when they need reassurance
and some sort of normalcy. TruckDriver.com has a very large audience
of truckdrivers who could become new Trucker Buddies."
is a great need for additional drivers, with over 200 classrooms
currently waiting for a Trucker Buddy of their own," said
Ellen Voie, executive director at Trucker Buddy. "We are
pleased to have the access to drivers that TruckDriver.com can
there are 4,700 classes around the world that correspond with
Trucker Buddy drivers, who volunteer their time and effort to
enhance the students' writing, math, and geography skills. In
addition, the number of teachers and students waiting for a driver
continues to grow.
adds TruckDriver.com to the number of industry-related corporations
pledging their support of the Trucker Buddy program. In addition
to DCSTrucks.com, a Platinum level sponsor and Gold Level supporters,
OOIDA, Delphi, Midnight Cowboy Radio Network and Caterpillar, TruckDriver.com
joins ArvinMeritor, AT&T, Kenworth, Truckload Carriers Assn.
and Wal-mart Foundation as Silver Level contributors. Trucker Buddy
is an IRS designated charitable organization, supported solely by
the donations of sponsors.