Getting Started - Driver

Beginning the Trucker Buddy program is easy and pain free.  Here are the steps to getting started.

1. Once a match is made we will send you the teachers contact information.  Contact them but be patient.  They are busy with classroom activities and might be a few days before they and meet.  The main goal is to be a teaching tool to help them make better students.  Find out what their goal is and how you can help.

2. You can communicate with the teacher in many ways. Find what works best with your teacher and their class. 

postcardpaPick up post cards along your route.  It takes a few minutes to fill out a post card while you are waiting to be unloaded or fulfilling your hours of service. One postcard can generate an instant geography, math, current events, science, social study lesson and it gives the students a subject and reason to write you back.


Use our iPhone and Android App.  It's free and allows you to send the teacher pictures with the location on a map.  The class can also follow you around the country if your company will allow it. iphonepic




Email is always a good option.

Skype and Face Time works well at certain schools.

Of course sending a letter in the mail always works and might excite the students since they have probably never seen one of those.  

“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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