Drive My Way
My life. My job. My way.
Directly this company benefits Commerical Driver’s Licensed (CDL) truck drivers looking for jobs and trucking companies looking to hire drivers or establish long term independent contracts with owner operators. In directly they help all those that they serve, including all consumers because nearly everything we use in our daily lives is delivered by a truck at some point.They have participated in our student venture fund program where they competed for twenty-five thousand dollars. During the program they loved working with the students who performed due diligence. "They were extremely engaged and supportive!".
They address the struggles that job seekers and job providers experience in the recruiting marketplace, Lisa Ciarrone created a platform with a personalized, on-demand approach to hiring just as the evolution of the “gig economy” and the world of work is changing the employment relationship. It is a disruptive solution and the first vertical market is trucking, a very large market that is vital to the economy and plagued with high turnover and an increasing driver shortage. The data gathered could fundamentally change the employment value proposition in the trucking industry.
"I believe you can make a living while doing a job you love. Having witnessed job providers and job seekers struggle in the recruitment marketplace, I was determined to solve the problem. I created a platform with a personalized, on-demand approach to hiring just as the evolution of the “gig economy” and the world of work is changing the employment relationship. I am most excited about positively impacting people’s lives; delivering a disruptive solution; improving hiring decisions and retention." -Lisa
DMW is highly differentiated from all other solutions. DMW's ultimate competitive edge is it's personalized, on-demand, driver-centric approach to truck driver recruiting. Unlike other solutions, DMW matches on professional qualifications and personal lifestyle preferences; pushes matches to drivers and carriers in real-time; facilitates communication and engagement; includes driver profiles with the department of transportation application; allows drivers to control access to their data; requires them to complete only one application; provides instant driver feedback with reasons for declining. Their competition falls into a few general categories including media companies with niche trucking job boards, general recruiting sites/aggregator boards, driver recruiting staffing firms, and Saas companies offering truck driver recruiting solutions, such as applicant systems, CRM systems, and background checks.
One fun fact is that They are helping connect truckers with jobs and we are headquartered on Cleveland, Ohio. Did you know that a trucker can’t get from one end of the country to the other without passing through Ohio. "We are the heart of it all". It was great catching up with Drive My Way and we hope it continues to grow and do great things for the economy in Northeast Ohio!