Trucker Buddy gets new exec

| 9/4/2009

Trucker Buddy International has named its former treasurer as executive director.

Randy Schwartzenburg has been on the organization’s board for six years and previously worked for Randall Reilly Media.

Trucker Buddy International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to helping educate and mentor schoolchildren via a pen pal relationship between professional truck drivers and children in grades 2-8. Trucker Buddy matches classes of students with professional truck drivers. Every week drivers share news about their travels with their class. Once a month, students write letters to their drivers. Learning about the trucking industry is fun, and students' skills in reading, writing, geography, mathematics, social studies and history are enhanced.

Since 1992, Trucker Buddy has helped educate more than a million schoolchildren and introduced them to caring, compassionate men and women who are professional truck drivers. The organization was founded by the late Gary King, a longtime OOIDA member.

OOIDA is a Gold Sponsor of Trucker Buddy.

For more information or to sign up as a Trucker Buddy, call 1-800-MY-BUDDY or click here.

– By Land Line staff