and OOIDA member Kevin Bradford may not look like Santa Claus,
but he enjoys playing the role to his third grade Trucker Buddy
class. Kevin insists that he is the one who has the most fun in
playing Santa Claus for the class.
in Heather Garland's Simpsonville, KY, Elementary school was given
one gift - donated by The Siefkes Group of Issaquah.
going to speak with the kids," says Kevin. "It's so
easy to do and the rewards are great for both me and the kids.
Watching their eyes light up when you tell them about trucking
and being out on the road is really special."
of North Easton, MA, isn't corresponding with the class or moving
families around the country as a household goods mover, he shows
his Kenworth at truck shows. The class was able to visit Kevin
at last year's Mid-America Truck Show in Louisville. While at
the show, they were treated to the Alabama concert, compliments
of Kenworth, and watched and cheered as Kevin won a second place
trophy in a combo division in his first ever event.
was a lot of fun having some of the kids come down to visit and
going to the concert," says Kevin. "We're planning on
having them come down again this year."
is a non profit organization supported solely by donations from
sponsors, such as Platinum level DaimlerChrysler Services and
Gold Level donors; OOIDA, Caterpillar, Delphi, Midnight Cowboy
Radio Network, in addition to Silver Level donors: ArvinMeritor,
AT&T, Kenworth, TruckDriver.com,
TCA and Wal-mart. For more information about the program, visit http://www.truckerbuddy.org or call 1-800-MY BUDDY (692-8339).