Trucker Buddy International

May’s Trucker Buddy selected

Crete Carrier driver Dave Anderson has been named Trucker Buddy Driver of the Month for May, the nonprofit outreach Trucker Buddy International announced. He volunteers with Jenny Gubbels’ third-grade class at Woodland Park Elementary in Norfolk, Neb., as part of the nonprofit’s mission to promote the trucking industry and help students in scholastic achievement. Read more about Anderson's accomplishment at Trucker Buddy International.

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Angie Banning awarded April 2011 Teacher of the Month

Angie Banning, a teacher at Longmont Estates Elementary in Longmont, Colo., was named Trucker Buddy International’s April 2011 Teacher of the Month. Banning and Steen Gronlund, a driver for Mile High Foods, have volunteered in the trucking education outreach for more than 10 years. Gronlund says he has enjoyed being a Trucker Buddy for Banning’s classes. Years ago, Gronlund took for fourth-grade classes, about 100 students, to the National Western Stock Show in Denver. At the ...

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James selected as April Trucker Buddy of the Month

Russ James, a driver for Titan Transfer, has been named Trucker Buddy of the Month for April, nonprofit outreach Trucker Buddy International announced. Kristen Belcher, a third grade teacher at Kaufman Elementary School in Spring, Texas, says her class is excited that James was selected, noting that her students look forward to his emails and photos of landmarks. James likes to turn everything in to a teaching experience and uses his truck to teach the students the ...

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Donner named March Trucker Buddy

Walmart driver Duane Donner is the Trucker Buddy of the Month for March 2011, nonprofit Trucker Buddy International announced. Laura Schmidt, a teacher at Douglas Middle School in South Dakota, nominated Donner for Trucker Buddy of the Month. “He is an amazing trucker and both my students and I have been blessed to have him as our driver,” Schmidt says. She teaches middle school students with special needs. “Although the students are chronologically middle school age, their disabilities make ...

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Trucker Buddy International honors driver pen pals

Trucker Buddy International recognized its 12 monthly winners from 2010.

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Trucker Buddy honors Mercer driver

Steve Dyer, an owner-operator leased to Mercer Transportation, has been chosen as December 2010's Truck Buddy of the Month, the educational outreach Trucker Buddy International said. Dyer is honored for volunteering at Carr Creek Elementary in Hindman, Ky., where he visited with students in discussions about his job and his travels. He also sent pictures and e-mails from all over the nation, helping to make geography more hands-on for the students. Dwight Creech, principal of Carr Creek Elementary, ...

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Zernicke driver named October Trucker Buddy

Zernicke Trucking company driver Chris Winkler was named October Trucker Buddy of the Month, Trucking Buddy International Executive Director Randy Schwartzenburg announced. Winkler volunteers in fourth and fifth grades at Folk Elementary School in Madison, Wis., as part of the outreach’s efforts to help increase students’ achievement in math, social studies and language arts. Trucker Buddy International nonprofit started in 1992 and is sponsored by Daimler Truck Products and includes Freightliner Trucks, Western Star Trucks and Detroit ...

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Qualcomm to sponsor Trucker Buddy International

Qualcomm Inc. is sponsoring Trucker Buddy for 2010 through financial donations and technology programs, Trucker Buddy International announced.

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Drivers win mentoring awards

Interstate Distributor Co. husband-and-wife team Richard and Linda Thomas have been named Trucker Buddies of the Month for July, and Walmart driver Chuck Lobsiger, shown above in the photo, is honored with the same such award for August, Trucker Buddy International announced. Residents of Edgewood, N.M., the Thomases have volunteered for the last two years with students in Janet Miller’s class at Emma Elementary School in Asheville, N.C. The couple has mentored in the program for three ...

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Henry Good wins top Trucker Buddy International award

Henry R. Good was presented with the 2010 Gary King Memorial Award, sponsored Trucker Buddy International, at the recent Walcott Jamboree.

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