"I believe in your work in performing a service of matching drivers and classrooms. I know the children were all winners too."
"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."
"This letter is to thank you for an absolutely wonderful experience. Trucker Don is the best pen pal we could have asked for. The children learned map skills, directions, can identify some of the states, and letter writing skills."
"My students were able to really familiarize themselves with the states because of all the postcards we received. They became proficient with letter writing and it brought meaning to their lessons. Thank you for sending such an exceptional Trucker Buddy."
"It's not only a great way to promote the trucking industry, but also to make students feel important and special. Not only does the program encourage academics, but raises the self-esteem of my students."
"If all the truckers could experience this just once in their life, there would always be a small spark of appreciation for one's job in each of us. Needless to say, I left the school feeling like a HERO of 109 children. What a feeling!"
Kathy, family member of Trucker Buddy
"This is the most rewarding thing we have ever done together, the children have become part of our lives and the (teacher's) family has become our friends. It makes our lives a little less lonely and a lot more rewarding."
" This program has given new life to my trucking career. I just want to thank Trucker Buddy for giving new life into a career that I love. "
" I have really enjoyed being a Trucker Buddy. Thanks for making this all possible. It's been good for [my class] to have someone who cares and keeps in touch, and it's been good for me to do that. "
"If what I'm doing keeps one child off drugs and out of trouble then the time I spend in expenses will be well worth it."
Room #25 CA
"We think our Trucker Buddy is a hero. He helped to build our self esteem, gave us courage and showed us the importance of responsibility. He never let us down and he is true to his word. He made us feel worthwhile by taking time to visit."
"Bill was the best Trucker Buddy in the world! He was always in touch with us. He visited us and we went to see his truck. We went inside. I even got to do the AIR HORN! He was fun to be with the whole year."
"Trucker Buddy International is great because we make new friends and we learn US geography. We learn how to write letters."