Trucker Buddy of the Month
The ACS MultiMedia Trucker Buddy Driver of the Month is Chris Jones of Ottawa, Kan.
Jones, who has been driving for Wal-Mart for the past 11 years, joined the Trucker Buddy program in 2002. For the past two years, he has worked with Janet Blackwell’s second-grade class in Simsboro, La.
In addition to sending regular correspondence and pictures as part of the Trucker Buddy program, Jones has visited Blackwell’s class each year and has provided classroom supplies.
As a member of the Highway Watch program and OOIDA and a 2006 Captain of the Kansas Motor Carriers Association Road Team, Jones has had the opportunity to speak to numerous people about the trucking industry and the driving profession.
In 18 years on the road, he has never had an accident. And in 2006, he won first place in the five-axle tank truck class at KMCA’s State Driving Championships.
Drivers and teachers can find out more about the Trucker Buddy program by visiting this site or by calling 1-800-MY BUDDY.