Here at Truckstop.com, we care about community. As 2019 comes to a close and a new year is upon us, it’s a good time to reflect on what community means to us and to the people we serve. Looking back not only reinforces our gratitude, it motivates us for what lies ahead and inspires us to recommit to our mission, vision, and values into 2020 and beyond. For us, the word community strikes a special chord, two-fold in purpose:
Truckstop.com exists to serve the freight community while also supporting the communities where we live and work.
Everything we do and every solution we deliver should reflect our passion for helping truck drivers, carriers, freight brokers, and shippers succeed. It’s about empowering them to make a living—sure—but it’s also about empowering them to make a life. Through innovation, technology, and education, we strive to deliver the tools that save them time, make them money, and give them the freedom to live life on their terms.
We’re also committed to giving back to our neighbors in our own communities. Born of a foundational value that helping community members reach their full potential strengthens our community as a whole and benefits the greater good, our Community Support Program exists to do just that. Looking back at 2019, it’s heartwarming to reflect on our efforts at “home.” We’re hopeful we’ve made some impact for good in a few places near and dear to us: Idaho, Illinois, and Arizona. Here are some highlights:
In Idaho, we supported the Treasure Valley Believe in a Cure, which raises money for cancer patients undergoing treatment at St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute; Veterans of Foreign Wars; the Payette County Rodeo & Fair; and athletic teams in New Plymouth and Fruitland. We sponsored community events, including Boise Startup Week Talent Track and the Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic. And as a title sponsor of Boise Hawks Community Night, we helped raise money and awareness for all non-profits in the Treasure Valley.
In Fox River Grove, Illinois, as part of our membership in the Illinois Technology Association and our belief that innovation changes lives, we sponsored the CityLights top technology awards event, in addition to initiating a sponsorship for the Chicago Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, which will come to fruition in 2020.
At Arizona State University in Phoenix, we focused on our commitment to education via an academic scholarship awarded by Truckstop.com in the field of supply chain management.
As proud as we are of our ability to support our beloved freight community and the communities in which we live, perhaps our most satisfying and meaningful effort in 2019 is happening “as we speak,” concurrent with the writing of this blog. As part of the Community Safety Net Campaign which aids nine Idaho charities that serve hungry families and the homeless, Truckstop.com is participating in the Idaho Community Foundation 7Cares food drive. Watching Truckstop.com partners dig deep and step up to the plate in a big way through their donations is truly heartwarming and reinforces two things we already know: Our partners are good people—and this is what it’s all about.
Happy Holidays from all of us at Truckstop.com!