PeopleNet Renews Support For 2017 Grants

PeopleNet Communications has agreed to renew their support for our School Supply and Equipment Grant for 2017.  To apply or learn more about the opportunity to recieve the $500 grants you should go to the link below.


All applications must be competed and recieved by TBI by December 31, 2016.  An application is available on the linked page as well as below.

"PeopleNet is proud to continue to support the Trucker Buddy program," said Brian McLaughlin, President of PeopleNet. "Not only does this initiative provide classroom supplies to schools across the country but it also gives students an opportunity to learn more about the trucking industry through correspondence with professional drivers."

“Trucker Buddy and all our members are so grateful for the continued support from PeopleNet, said Randy Schwartzenburg, Executive Director. School funding for basic items like the ones needed by the classrooms is not available unless someone like PeopleNet steps in to help our teachers and schools.”


Outstanding Drivers & Teachers

Lecomte Awarded Outstanding Trucker Buddy.

Trucker Buddy International has awarded Angela Lecomte, a driver for CCC Transportation located in Auburndale, FL by her teacher Amber Matts and her Healthy Learning Academy fourth grade class in Newberry Florida.
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Killian Awarded Outstanding Trucker Buddy

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (Feb. 10, 2017) – Trucker Buddy International today announced that Rita Woodley and her class from Cotton Belt Elementary School in York, South Carolina have nominated their industry pen pal Gary Killian for the Outstanding Trucker Buddy award. Killian, who drives for Cargo Transporters, based in Claremont, North Carolina, has volunteered to be a Trucker Buddy for the past two school years.

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Lohr Named Outstanding Teacher

Lee Lohr is a teacher at New Century School in Verona, Wisconsin and was nominated for Trucker Buddy Outstanding Teacher by his long time driver Jim Stinemates, a Walmart driver domiciled in West Burlington, Iowa.
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Many of the students [in the Trucker Buddy program] struggle with academics. However, they work hard and achieve success because they are fascinated by the trucking industry.

~ Mrs. B.

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