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Press Releases

January 12, 2010

Contact: Randy Schwartzenburg

Kate Miller Elected To The Trucker Buddy Board

Trucker Buddy International announces that Kate Miller has been elected to serve on its board of directors. Ms. Miller’s talents and experience is vital to helping Trucker Buddy become even more successful in the future.
Kate Miller is president and group publisher of Newport Communications Group and produces Heavy Duty Trucking, Heavy Duty Aftermarket Journal and the new RoadStar magazines, as well as web site. The company includes custom publishing services and other industry media offerings.
Prior to joining Newport Communications, Miller was president and owner of Blue
Edge Marketing Ltd., a full-service marketing communications and public relations firm serving clients in the commercial vehicle and construction industries. Previously, Miller was editor in chief of Equipment Today and technical editor for OEM Off-Highway magazines, covering both the truck and construction markets. Miller also worked in the machine tool industry, specializing in training and technical writing. She led the training effort for Caterpillar’s truck and marine engine lines, and engine lines at Ford Motor Co.’s Dearborn Engine and Gas Tank Division.
“Adding Kate to our board of directors is going to really help Trucker Buddy. Her wide range of experience and creativity will help us develop new ideas that will broaden and increase our influence within the industry. Trucker Buddy will be a better organization with her on the board.” says Randy Schwartzenburg, Executive Director.

Trucker Buddy International, an independent, non-profit 501(c) (3) organization, often called the number one trucking image campaign in North America, has helped educate schoolchildren and introduce educators to the trucking industry. This gives them the world through the eyes of a professional truck driver. The Trucker Buddy program helps to educate and mentor schoolchildren via a pen pal relationship between professional truck drivers and children in grades 2-8 as supervised by their teachers.
After an extensive screening process, the professional truck drivers are matched with a class and as directed by the teacher, drivers share news about their travels with their class. Students write letters and send pictures to their drivers. Students' skills in reading, writing, geography, mathematics, social studies, and history are enhanced and learning is fun.
Since 1992, Trucker Buddy International has helped educate over a million schoolchildren and introduced them to caring, compassionate men and women, professional truck drivers. The on going success of the program is due to driver volunteers, participating teachers and the contributions of sponsors. There is no cost to the drivers or teachers to participate in the program. The Trucker Buddy program is funded entirely by sponsorships and your donations.

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