Steve Gilbert has been named the March 2012 Trucker Buddy of the Month following his nomination by Arlene Poulos, a teacher at Fallbrook Street School in Fallbrook, Calif. Her class is a multi-age class including kindergarten through third grade.
According to Poulos, Gilbert makes visiting her class a priority each year. When Gilbert comes to see the class, he describes his profession and gives them information about his truck. Gilbert gave the class a small version of his truck to display in the classroom.
Gilbert sent each student a map of the United States so they can keep track of his travels. While he is driving, he will send the students post cards from every city. In addition, Gilbert has given the students pencil pouches and writing supplies, as well as Trucker Buddy lunch boxes.