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Trucker Buddy of the Month
Scott Sexton, an owner-operator leased to Second Chance Transport in Piedmont, S.C., was named the March 2007 ACS Multimedia Trucker Buddy Driver of the Month.

In December 2006, Sexton and his wife, Lisa, delivered a U-Haul truck full of clothing, school supplies, playground equipment, water and many other items to an elementary classroom at Amanda E. Stout Elementary School in Reading, Penn.

Donations from families, friends and businesses in Greenville, S.C., made the gifts possible. Since the extra supplies included clothing ranging in size from infant to adult, the home/school coordinator invited needy families to take what they needed.

Sexton also volunteers as a Trucker Buddy for fourth and fifth grade students at Mechanicsville Elementary School in Sykesville, Md. He joined the Trucker Buddy program in 2005.

Each Trucker Buddy Driver of the Month receives a personalized jacket, a check for $300 to spend on the class and $200 in Trucker Buddy merchandise, compliments of ACS MultiMedia Advertising. Each also receives an IdleAire adapter, a Koolatron cooler and a complete set of Airtabs for his tractor or trailer. Owner-operator honorees also receive a set of steer tires from Continental Tire. The honored driver’s class also receives a CrossCountry USA game from Ingenuity Works, which will help the students learn more about how trucks move freight across the continent.

Drivers and teachers can find out more about the program by visiting this site or calling 1-800-MY BUDDY.

Orlando Woman Trucker Award
The Orlando Trucker’s Conference honored Glenda Campbell as the “Orlando Woman Trucker of the Year.” The Women in Trucking Association sponsored the award. The association encourages women to consider careers in the trucking industry.

Helping present the award to Campbell was U.S. Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., who is the ranking member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. James Lamb, president of the Orlando Trucker’s Conference, assisted in the presentation.

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Campbell also received a GPS unit, donated by Internet Truckstop, and a gift package from the Millenia Mall in Orlando.

Transport America January Drivers
Transport America has honored the following as January 2007 Drivers of the Month: David Cole and David Lloyd, company drivers; Tim and Cheryl Nicewonger, company driver team; and Emmanuel Agbale, Samuel Geda and Perry Christophel, all owner-operators.

Cole has been with Transport America for four months, the Nicewongers have been with the company for 12 years, and Lloyd has been employed by TA for 18 years.

Agbale is a professional driver instructor active on numerous boards and a previous Driver of the Month, Driver of the Year and Million Mile Safety Award recipient. He has been with Transport America for two years.

Geda has been leased to Transport America for two years and Christophel for 15 years.