Trucker Buddy executive director to leave program

| 12/30/2005

Ellen Voie will leave her post as executive director of the Trucker Buddy International in mid-January, 2006. She has held the top TBI position for nearly six years.

Voie will join Schneider National as retention marketing manager. Voie says the newly created position will include developing programs to retain drivers, as well as helping to create an atmosphere where those drivers and their families can stay connected.

Voie says Schneider already has one of the lowest turnover rates in the industry, so she sees her role as having the company lead the way with trucking firms in promoting positive and family-friendly workplaces for drivers.

Trucker Buddy is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to helping educate and mentor the nation's schoolchildren via a pen-pal relationship between professional truck drivers and children in grades 2-8.

Voie says her successor has not been named and that the job is “wide open.”

-- Mike Throop, staff writer