Women in Trucking Scholarship Foundation Chosen as One of Three Featured Organizations on SmartPhoneTrucker.com
Burlington, VT… The Women in Trucking Scholarship Foundation has been chosen as one of just three nonprofits to receive funds from SmartPhoneTrucker.com during the second half of 2012.
SmartPhoneTrucker is a website/mobile app combination that lets drivers search for jobs by zip code. The company gives 2.5% of its revenue to nonprofits, and driver votes determine where half of that money goes.
“Part of our mission at SmartPhoneTrucker is to help lower driver turnover by offering drivers a tool to find carriers with freight and hometime where they live,” said John Carter, Vice President of Operations at SmartPhoneTrucker. “We wanted to extend that worthy goal by sharing our revenue with a select group of nonprofits. The three organizations currently featured on our website represent the highest standards for nonprofits.”
"The Women in Trucking Foundation's mission is to provide scholarships for our members,” said Ellen Voie, President/CEO of Women in Trucking. “SmartPhoneTrucker will help us fund this new effort. We are especially thrilled to be one of the charities supported by an application that helps professional drivers work out a schedule that meets both professional and personal needs, which aligns with the goal to see a more driver friendly environment, for men and women!"
The nonprofits chosen for the last half of 2012 include the Women in Trucking Scholarship Foundation; CURE Childhood Cancer, which is dedicated to conquering childhood cancer through funding research and support of patients and their families; and Hope For The Warriors, whose mission is to enhance quality of life for U.S. service members and their families nationwide who have been adversely affected by injuries or death in the line of duty.
“All three are great organizations that get high marks for fiscal responsibility,” adds Carter. “This means that donations are used wisely and for the purposes the donors intend.”
Motor carriers that advertise on the site determine which organizations receive half of the donations. Votes from drivers determine where the other fifty percent of the money goes. Drivers can vote by visiting the SmartPhoneTrucker Charity Page at http://smartphonetrucker.com/charity.php and they can use links on that page to visit each nonprofit’s website directly.
SmartPhoneTrucker is the original driver recruiting website/mobile app combination that offers drivers a job search tool based on the zip code where they live. The site currently has almost 400,000 driver jobs and offers free mobile apps for Android, Blackberry and iPhone.