Trucker Buddy International

Trucker Buddy announces January’s Buddy standout

Roy Sewell has been named the January 2012 Trucker Buddy of the Month by Trucker Buddy International.

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Trucker buddies honored

Twelve drivers were recognized for outstanding volunteer work with elementary-school students at the recent trucking trade show in Louisville, Ky., Trucker Buddy International announced. The 2011 Trucker Buddies of the Month honored are Dave Anderson, Crete Carriers; Ken Armstrong, Swift Transportation; Jim Buwalda, Team One; Tom Byl, Walmart; Craig Dickason; Duane Donner, Walmart; Susan and Henry Gantner, Roadrunner Transportation; Randy Garrett, Archwood Protection; Russ James, David Kuklewicz; Titan Transportation; Joseph Rich, Wayne Dalton; Mark Silva, Walmart. The ...

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Garrett named Trucker Buddy

Arch Wood Protection driver Randy Garrett was named December 2011 Trucker Buddy of the Month, nonprofit educational outreach Trucker Buddy International announced. Jennifer Austin, a fourth-grade teacher at Demorest Elementary School in Demorest, Ga., nominated Garrett for the award for his volunteer efforts with the students in her class. The nonprofit outreach seeks to encourage students' scholastic achievement and promotes a positive image of the trucking industry.

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Garrett named Trucker Buddy

Arch Wood Protection driver Randy Garrett was named December 2011 Trucker Buddy of the Month, nonprofit educational outreach Trucker Buddy International announced. Jennifer Austin, a fourth-grade teacher at Demorest Elementary School in Demorest, Ga., nominated Garrett for the award for his volunteer efforts with the students in her class. The nonprofit outreach seeks to encourage students' scholastic achievement and promotes a positive image of the trucking industry.      

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Driver conference calls, online radio shows Wed., Thurs.

All Drivers Together hosts Trucker BuddyFirst up, the folks with the All Drivers Together series of conference calls, which have been ongoing with increasing prominence in the months since I reported on them last year, this afternoon are hosting Trucker Buddy International's Randy Schwartzenburg. He'll detail the organization's plans for MATS as well as ongoing efforts to provide students direct interaction with drivers, says owner-operator Ingrid Brown, a principal organizer of the ADT calls. Trucker Buddy ...

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Trucker Buddy David Kuklewicz is ‘the whole package’

David Kuklewicz has been named Trucker Buddy International’s Trucker Buddy of the Month for October 2011.  The trucker was nominated by Deborah Jagow Wynes, the special education teacher he has worked with at Barker Junior/Senior High School in Barker, N.Y., for the last year. Through the program, he applied real life experience for lessons in math, geography, writing and social skills. He also talked to the students about trucking.  Because his terminal is more than 300 ...

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Daimler to extend Trucker Buddy aid

Daimler Trucks North America will support the Trucker Buddy International through 2014, the educational nonprofit outreach announced. Freightliner Trucks, Western Star Trucks and Detroit Diesel already participate in the group’s monthly activities of monthly recognition of truckers who volunteer in the classroom program designed to increase awareness of trucking and help students with scholastic achievement. “Their commitment to Trucker Buddy is important for us and the industry,” said Randy Schwartzenburg, Trucker Buddy International director. “Daimler Trucks North ...

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Primex Transport driver named Trucker Buddy for July

Craig Dickason, Primex Transport company driver, was named the July Trucker Buddy of the Month, nonprofit outreach Trucker Buddy International said. Fourth-grade teacher Laura Conway of Las Vegas nominated Dickason for his volunteer partnering since 2002 with students in her classes. Read more on Trucker Buddy's website about its educational mission and programs held since 1992.

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Trucker Buddy honors teacher

Kristen Belcher, a teacher at Kaufman Elementary School in Spring, Texas, is June’s Teacher of the Month for nonprofit outreach Trucker Buddy International. Belcher’s third-grade class is paired with Titan Express driver Russell James, who shares his trucking experiences with the students. James said he nominated Belcher because she is knowledgeable about trucking, explains the industry’s importance to her students and that she maintains classroom cooperation during James’s visits.

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Trucker Buddy unveils mobile utilities

Pen-pal program Trucker Buddy announced that it teamed up with uFollowit (developer of the software in the TripPak Mobile service, among others) to develop a Trucker Buddy-branded smartphone application (for iPhone and Android) that allows drivers to take pictures on the road and automatically upload them to a secure site that Trucker Buddy teachers can access and share with students. It’s a “way to circumvent the time and cost of mailing something – it gives ...

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