Mid America Trucking Show Boy Scouts Event 2016

We had a very exciting Boy Scout merit badge session at the Mid America Truck Show in Louisville, KY for our 3rd Annual Merit Badge session on April 2, 2016.  Each Scout earned their own Truck Transportation and Traffic Safety Merit Badges and had the opportunity to tour the truck show all at no charge. Kevin Tomlinson, President of the Transportation Maintenence Counsel discussed the differences between a deisel and gas engine and other asspects of the technical of the transportation industry.  Matt Slovack a driver for Hummer Transportation, Boy Scout leader and Trucker Buddy Ambassador instructed the Scouts.

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K.C. Brau: Darryl Hicks Ambassador Of The Year

Trucker Buddy International has named K.C. Brau the Darryl Hicks Ambassador of the Year for 2016. K.C. is a long time Crete driver and was presented the award by Randy Schwartzenburg, Executive Director during the Red Eye Radio event on Thursday night of the Mid America Trucking Show. K.C. has served on the board of directors for eight years and is the out-going President of the association.

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Schools Receive PeopleNet Grants

Trucker Buddy International and PeopleNet Communications are pleased to announce that nineteen schools have been granted $500 each for supplies and equipment needs in 2016. The School Supply Grant Program started in the fall of 2014 and each teacher and or driver completed an application to be qualified for grant consideration. Schools with funding needs and creativity in the use of the funds played a major part on whom were selected. Only current Trucker Buddies and their Trucker Buddy classes could apply. Some teachers used the grant application as a class project getting the students involved in the process. This became not only a request for funds but a learning experience for the students. The grants were awarded based on need and how the teachers were going to use the funds. School supplies and classroom equipment such as iPads and white screens were the dominate use of the funds. Both drivers and teachers could send in the request for the grants for the classrooms.

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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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“This program reaches way beyond a pen and paper,” said Fred Sweetwood, a long time Trucker Buddy and driver for over 40 years. “It paints the Rockies, the bitter cold of North Dakota and the devastation of Oklahoma City and Katrina. It brings America to the classroom through the eyes of a truck driver.”

~ Fred Sweetwood

 

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