10 years, Trucker Buddy International has been bringing the transportation
industry into the classroom. Beginning with one driver writing to
one class in Wisconsin, the program has grown to include more than
4,000 classes around the world.
Japan to Saudi Arabia to South Africa, children are not only learning
about trucks, but of the lifestyle of the drivers who have become
1993, Trucker Buddy has been supported entirely by donations from
those who believe in its mission, and Kenworth has been a contributor
from the beginning. This year, Kenworth is again helping fund the
program as a silver sponsor.
is pleased with the efforts that Trucker Buddy has made in bringing
drivers into the classroom," said Steve Gilligan, general marketing
manager for Kenworth. "While we have been affiliated with Trucker
Buddy over the last 10 years, our respect of Trucker Buddy and the
Trucker Buddy members has never been greater. Trucker Buddy’s objectives
of positively impacting thousands of children annually through its
pen pal program enhances the image of the trucking industry overall."
to Trucker Buddy Executive Director Ellen Voie, the program could
not continue without generous sponsors such as Kenworth and OOIDA.
donors who appreciate the impact these drivers have on our future
generation will find their contributions to the program invaluable,”
children, their teachers and families are continually impressed
with the driver’s dedication to helping educate the students,” she
added. “As they are learning math, geography and social studies,
their writing skills are further advanced, all while they are developing
a friendship with their Trucker Buddy.”
Truck Co., a division of PACCAR Inc., is a leading manufacturer
of heavy- and medium-duty trucks.
information about becoming a Trucker Buddy, call 1-800-MY BUDDY,
or visit www.truckerbuddy.org.