Trucker Buddies and Teachers Honored at MATS 2017

March 24, 2017 last years Outstanding Teachers and Trucker Buddies were honored at the 2017 Mid America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY.  

Trucker Buddy held a press conference to honor the outstanding drivers and teacher who dedicate themselves to encourage students to excel in school as they learn about the importance of the trucking industry.  We were honored that one Trucker Buddy, Gary Killian was able to come in person and recieve his award and getting the opportunity to express how the program enriches his life as well as the lives of his students.


We also had an opportuntiy to hear from a husband and wife team about their trip to France visiting their class over there. 


Trucker Buddy International honored several other drivers as part of the 2016 Outstanding Trucker Buddies class at MATS:

Angel Lecomte, a driver for CCC Transportation, teacher – Amber Matts at Healthy Learning Academy in Newberry, Florida

Michael Schuller, a driver for Alaska West, teacher – Verlene Wilson Cornerstone at Christian Academy in Post Falls, Indiana

John Haley, a driver for Oakley Transport, teacher – Maria Therres at St. John The Baptist School in Vermilion, Minnesota

Trucker Buddy International honored the following drivers as part of the 2016 Outstanding Teachers class at MATS:

Lee Lorhr at New Century School in Verona, Wisconsin, driver – Jim Stinemates of Walmart

Cindy Weise, Renee Stinksen and Tracy Keppy Walcott Elementary in Walcott, Idaho, driver – Matt Slovack Don Hummer Trucking

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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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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.


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