Dale Nunley of Tishomingo, MS, was named Trucker Buddy of the Month
for October. His Trucker Buddy class in Mrs. Sanger's 3rd and 4th
grade class at Twin Valley Elementary School in Elverson, PA.
is a better place because of people like Dale," states a parent
of one student. When dropping his son off at the school, Mr. Lewis
was treated to an inside look at the truck Nunley drives for Raven
Transport. "I felt very privileged (for the) opportunity to
meet Dale," Lewis said. "I will never look at another
truck the same way."
and the other students in Mrs. Sanger's class receive daily e-mails
from their Trucker Buddy Dale. "The kids were so anxious to
write to Mr. Nunley that they began typing letters," Sanger
said, "We tracked his travels
on a map outside our classroom."
Buddy of the Month, Dale will receive a personalized jacket, along
with a check for $300 to spend on the class and $200 in Trucker
Buddy merchandise, compliments of TMI-MultiMedia (www.tmi-multimedia.com),
the advertising agency of choice for the trucking industry. He will
be given a copy of "For the Long Haul" by Donde Publishing.
The class will receive a CrossCountry USA game from Ingenuity Works
(www.ingenuityworks.com), which will help them learn more about
how trucks move freight across the nation.
drivers are teachers from behind the wheel of an 18-wheeler. Nunley
and nearly 4,000 professional drivers share their time with elementary
classes throughout the world. The only criteria to be a Trucker
Buddy is to be a truck driver, willing to send a post card each
week to a class in grades two through eight. There are currently
many classes still waiting for a Trucker Buddy for this school year.
Drivers can apply on line at www.truckerbuddy.org or by calling
1-800-MY BUDDY (1-800-692-8339).