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1-800-MY-BUDDY (692-8339)
Press Releases

January 12, 2010

Contact: Randy Schwartzenburg

Trucker Buddy International and NPTC Partner

Trucker Buddy International announces that it will partner with National Private Truck Council (NPTC) to provide industry content and promotion of both organizations. NPTC is an a national trade association dedicated exclusively to representing private motor carrier fleets. These corporate or "private" truck fleets are operated by manufacturers, distributors, processors, and retailers to meet their inbound and outbound transportation needs. Such fleets also include food, retail, wholesale, construction and service companies.

“Trucker Buddy has many drivers who are employed by or contracted to private fleets and this is an area that we feel hasn’t been addressed in the past. We are excited to develop this partnership and know that our members will benefit from us working together”, says Randy Schwartzenburg, Executive Director.

Trucker Buddy International, is 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 donations.

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