Buddy recently announced the addition of three sponsors – Mangen
Communications, American Graphics Group and On Time Media
of these corporations will allow the organization to further
its mission in connecting classrooms and professional drivers
around the world by providing needed services for the program.
Communications, based in Davenport, IA, is a new Platinum
Level sponsor. Ben Mangen, president of the company, offered
to provide a promotional CD to be used to gain sponsors and
introduce the Trucker Buddy program to interested viewers.
Steve Couch, video department manager, who creates OSHA-specific
safety videos for the transportation industry, produced the
CD after spending a day at a class visit. After filming the
Trucker Buddy drivers interacting with their class, he captured
the passion the children have for their mentors.
children really did seem to cherish their relationship with
the drivers,” he observed. “The Trucker Buddy program has
made a big difference in these kids' lives.”
also publishes regulatory manuals and videos for safety compliance
and has donated 10,000 copies of a promotional CD to Trucker
Buddy for distribution. Those interested in the program can
call 1-800-MY BUDDY and ask for the promotional CD.
joins DCSTrucks.com, TransCore, OTR & ProTrucker magazines
as Platinum level donors.
Graphics Group, which publishes Driving Force and rpm magazines,
is a new Gold Level sponsorship.
Graphics joins Gold Level sponsors Delphi, Midnight Trucking
Radio, Mike Ryan Motorsports, OOIDA, TruckDriver.com and
Platinum Level sponsor DCSTrucks has hosted the Trucker Buddy
Web site for the past two years, the Trucker Buddy store
is being provided by On Time Media Inc. of Florence, KY.
Lawrence McCord, president, has agreed to host the store's
site and provide changes as new merchandise is offered in
are able to offer a secure site where drivers and teachers
can purchase Trucker Buddy items for themselves or for their
classes because of the generosity of Lawrence and his staff,” Ellen
Voie, executive director of Trucker Buddy, said.
Time Media offers www.ExpeditersOnline.com and other Web sites that focus on the expedited freight
industry, which includes many of Trucker Buddy's sponsors
and drivers. They also provide news about the industry and
issues that affect both expediters and other motor carriers.
Buddy relies on sponsors to provide services needed by the
more information about Trucker Buddy, visit www.truckerbuddy.org, or call 1-800-MY-BUDDY.