Ambassador of the Year Named for Longtime Industry Steward

The board of directors and ambassadors of Trucker Buddy
International have announced that the Ambassador of the Year
award has been named posthumously for  Darrell Hicks, the long-time
Trucker Buddy board member, advisor and ambassador  known as
Uncle Darrel.  Hicks passed away from an illness in July 2012.

“Uncle Darrell was a special person and is missed by all of us.  Naming
this award after him is a testimony to the many lives he touched with
class and respect. He chose the Arkansas School for the Blind for his
Trucker Buddy class.  His work with those blind students actually gave
us insight into the life of Uncle Darrell and why the award is so
appropriate,” said Randy Schwartzenburg, Executive Director.

Darrell Hicks was an original board member of Trucker Buddy when
the organization became a certified 501.0.3 non-profit.  He lead the
organization as President through many tough times and always
remained firm belief that Trucker Buddy can change lives of drivers
and improve the image of the trucking industry.  He later became
the only non-driver Ambassador and even put his special touch on
that program more than 26 years, Hicks served his employer
Penray as a  expert.  He was a loyal and active member of the
Technology and Maintenance Council of ATA, where he received
such distinguished awards as the Silver Sparkplug and the Gerri
Murphy Membership Award.

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The Darrell Hicks Ambassador of the Year Award