Peter and Betty Born have been named Trucker Buddy's drivers of
the month for July. The Canadian couple is recognized for their
faithful interaction and twice-a-year visits to Vicki Neuberger's
second grade class at Orangeville (IL) Elementary.
credits her students' advanced math and map reading skills to
the Trucker Buddy program, and is pleased that the kids "have
great respect for trucks and their drivers." The Borns are
two of more than 4,400 drivers who correspond with about 5,000
is a pen pal program that matches drivers with children in grades
two through eight. The program is supported solely by donations
from sponsors, such as Platinum level DCSTrucks.com, ProTrucker
magazine, and Transcore, Gold Level contributors; OOIDA, Delphi
and Midnight Cowboy Trucking Radio Network and Silver Level donors;
ArvinMeritor, J.J. Keller and Associates, Kenworth, TruckDriver.com,
Wal-Mart and TCA. For more information about the program, visit http://www.truckerbuddy.org or call 1-800-MY BUDDY (692-8339).