Trucker Buddy International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization started in 1992 and dedicated to helping educate and mentor schoolchildren via a pen pal relationship between professional truck drivers and children in grades K-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. Students' skills in reading, writing, geography, mathematics, social studies, and history are enhanced and learning is fun.



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Trucker Buddy News

Rusty and Shari Ann Outstanding Drivers

Trucker Buddy Scout CTX Even

Buy TBI Logo Apparel

Three New Board Members Added

Swords Class Visit

Slovack Class Visit

Really Good Truck Driver Apprication Video

Omnitracs Donates Books

PeopleNet Renews School Grants

Duane Donner's Class Visit Video

Eric Harley Receives King Award.

Fox Honored as Outstanding Teacher

Leon Turner Honored at NPTC

Sohm Named to TBI Board

Slovack Awarded Ambassdor of the Year.

Trucker Buddy Forum at MATS

School Supply Grants Awarded

TBI Mobile App 2.0 Released by uFollowit.

Swords Named Outstanding Driver

Ex Board Member and long time supporter of TBI passes.

NYT article on TBI by Ben Preston

Jordan Named Outstanding Trucker Buddy

Almost 100 Scouts earn merit badges at Great American Trucking Show

Albert Receives King Award at Walcott Jamboree

Iowa Scouting Event Big Success

Trucker Buddies and Teacher Use Skype to Communicate with Class.

Trucker Buddy John West Treated Like a Rock Star

Chris Durant Named Outstanding Trucker Buddy

Outstanding Trucker Buddies 2014

Lowthrop Named Ambassador or the Year

Scouts Tour the Industry and Earn Merit Badges

Caffee Named Outsatanding Trucker Buddy.

Linda Caffee's Team Run Smart Blog

Remembering Trucker Buddy Tom Grogan.

Cunningham Named Outstanding Teacher

Trucker Buddy announces a program to help Scouts earn merit badges at Mid America and GATS.

Trucker Buddy Rodeo Challenge At GATS 2013

Heather DeBailie Presents Checks to Trucker Buddy at GATS.

Caroline Walradt Named as Outstanding Teacher.

Jacquie and John Lebis interviewed by James Montie on the Schneider National Podcast.

Todd Fisher and his teacher Ms. Grady.

Perry Named to Board of Directors.

John West Visits His Class.

New Scholarship Program Announced.

Sweetwood Named Trucker Buddy of the
Month for June 2013.

Ken Schwartz Class Makes Him A Quilt.

Matt Slovak is Truck Buddy of the Month for May 2013

Robert Cravens is Truck Buddy of the Month for April 2013

Knight-Lebis and Lebis Awarded Truck Buddy of the Month for March 2013

Hughey Named Outstanding Teacher

New Fleet Appreciation Program

Win a New Truck Seat.

Brian McLaughlin Named to Board of Directors

Randy Boswell Named Ambassador of the Year

Trucker Buddies of the Month for 2012
Honored at MATS

February Trucker Buddy of the Month is Ron Wagganer

Stinemates named Trucker Buddy of the Month for January

Malone Class Visit

Trucker Buddy Wins Driver of the Year.

Bruce Wehner is the Trucker Buddy of the Month for December.

Mike Cunningham Named Trucker Buddy of the Month for November

Our President, K.C. Brau is interviewed by Courtney Wilson.

Larry Huguenard Named Trucker Buddy of the Month for October.

Sherrell Byrd The Newst Trruck Buddy of the Month.

Goldberg Named Trucker Buddy of the Month

Barbara Swalina Honored with Outstanding Teacher Award

Mike Mattingly Named Trucker Buddy of the Month

Visit us at the Charlotte Super Diesel Show on Oct. 5th and 6th.

Todd Fisher Named Trucker Buddy of the Month.

Trucker Buddy Featured in Driver's Digest

Dave Baker Named Trucker Buddy of the Month.

Trucker Buddies win 1st place at GATS.

Ambassador of the Year Award Named after Life-Time Industry Steward.

Matt Slovack Wins Gary King Memorial Award at Walcott Trucker's Jamboree.

Long Time Trucker Buddy Leader Passes Away.

Steve Gilbert awarded Trucker Buddy of the Month for March 2012

Robert Costa awarded Trucker Buddy of the Month for February 2012

Roy Sewell awarded Trucker Buddy of the Month for January 2012

Scott Cleary's Class Visit.

Fossil ideas from Frank Nathanson

Trucker Buddy Field Trip by Matt Slovack

Kim Hennessy, 2nd grade teacher created a slide show for Trucker Buddy Matt Boudreaux

Tom Grogan becomes the first Ambassador of the Year.

New Officers and Board Members Elected at Board Meeting

Trucker Buddies Honored at MATS 2012

Owner Operator Direct Becomes Newest Sponsor

Gantner's Awarded Trucker Buddy of the Month

Listen to Walmart Driver Tom Byl's interview with Tim Ridley.

David Kuklewicz Awarded Trucker Buddy of the Month

Linda Caffee Blogs About Her Class.

Tom Byl Awarded Trucker Buddy of the Month

Toy Makers of East Lake and Bob Helms of Pegasus TransTech help children this Christmas

Daimler Truck Group Commits to TBI for three years including 2012, 2013, 2014.

Joesph Rich is Trucker Buddy of the Month for August

Apple Approves iPhone App for Trucker Buddies! Finally!

Natalee Schmidt is the July 2011 Teacher of the Month

Craig Dickason Awarded Trucker Buddy of the Month.

Freightliner's Slice of Life Trucker Henry Albert blogs about his class visit.

Trucker Buddy attends the Charlotte Diesel Supershow

Trucker Buddy Rickey Oliver Wins ATA's
National Truck Driver of the Year.

Hank Good Wins Gary King Award at Truckers Jamboree

Walmart Continues Support of Trucker Budd

Trucker Buddy iPhone and Android Apps Details

Send Out Cards, the perfect solution for Trucker Buddies on the run and who want to save money.

Iowa 80 and BP gives donation to Trucker Buddy.

Margit Smith Awarded Teacher of the Month May 2011

Crete Driver Awarded Driver of the Month for May 2011

TRIB Competes in Nation's Triathlon for Trucker Buddy

Listen to Tim Ridely interview Teacher of the Month Angie Banning and her Buddy Steen Gronlund.

Teachers Honored at the Great West Truck Show in Vegas

Trucker Buddy Wedding in Vegas

Russ James Named April 2011 Trucker Buddy of the Month

Uncle Darrell in10-4 Magazine

Malone class visit covered by local media.

Angie Banning Named Teacher of the Month of April 2011

March 2011 Teacher of the Month is Beth Conner.

Trucker Buddy of the Month for March is Duane Donner.

Old Dominion Driver Chris Sawyer's Class Visit Photo Slideshow

Trucker Buddy Elects New Officers and Board Members

Mike Ryan Motor Sports New Video

Trucker Buddy of the Month Press Conference and Luncheon at MATS 2011

Jim Buwalda and wife honored at Trucker Buddy of the Month for February.

February Teacher of the Month Nancy Ford honored.

Ken Armstrong named Trucker Buddy of the Month for January.

Trucker Buddy Benefits from the Pinewood Big Rig Challenge at TMC.

Crystal Estralla Is The First Teacher Of Month

Steve Dyer Awarded Trucker Buddy of the Month for December 2010.

New! Teacher of the Month Award

Read our newest eMagaine!

Chris Sawyer wins Trucker Buddy of the Month for November. 2010

Chris Winkler is the October. 2010 Trucker Buddy of the Month

Mike and Kristy Seastrom Named Trucker Buddy of the Month for September.

Qualcomm Becomes Trucker Buddy Donor.

PeopleNet Pledges Support for Trucker Buddy

Darrell Hicks Receives Honor at
TMC Meeting.

Chuck Lobsiger Named August 2010 Trucker Buddy of Month.

Linda and Richard Thomas win the July 2010 Trucker Buddy of the Month.

Hank Good Wins The Gary King
Memorial Award at Walcott

Mike Ryan Practices for Pikes Peak Run

Trucker Buddy Ingrid Brown wins award.

Rick Rogers, long time Trucker Buddy and Ambassador Passes Away

Allen Button Is Chosen As Trucker Buddy of the Month for April 2010

OOIDA Pledges Support for Trucker Buddy

2009 Trucker Buddies of the Month Honored

New Trucker Buddy Board Members Elected

Long time Trucker Buddy David Grose passes away.

Trucker Buddy launches the Teacher Advisory Council.

NPTC and Trucker Buddy agree to partnership.

Arvin Meritor renews support for 2010.

Two New Board of Directors added.
Mike Reilly
Kate Miller

Trucker Buddy receives large donation from Randall-Reilly Publishing.


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3200 Rice Mine Rd
Tuscaloosa, AL 35406
1-800-MY-BUDDY (692-8339)

Donation Appreciation
Thank you to:the Omintracs, Landstar, Chicago Tag and Label, Minnesota Trucking Association, Red Ridge Verification Systems, Track Your Truck, Maverick, ATHS, OOIDA, for your recent donations.

Available Classrooms
Before you sign up or add a classroom be sure to view the classrooms we have available.

CVG Seat Giveaway
We will be giving luxary truck seats to two drivers who either signed up or renewed this year.

Fleet Appreciation Program

See the fleets that are helping to fund Trucker Buddy.

Trucking Mentors
Trucker Buddy's High School Program teaches young drivers how to safely operate around big rig trucks.

Outstanding Trucker Buddy
Honor your Trucker Buddy by nominating him or her today.

Outstanding Teacher
Nominate your teacher and show us how they are the best teachers in the world.

Trucker Buddy/PeopleNet Supply Grants
Schools are in constant need for school supplies and equipment so PeopleNet has committed to giving 12 schools a $500 grant each to purchase supplies and equipment.

Trucker Buddy's Free Smart Phone Ap
Take pictures from the road, students track your truck, and eliminate the hassle of finding postcards and stamps.

Posters, Logos, Applications, Media Materials
We have printable posters, applications, program guides and other materials for you to use. If you need driver recruitment cards let us know. We can send you some from our stock.

Ambassador of the Year
Randy Boswell named Ambassador of the Year for 2013.

Driver and Teacher Interviews
Listen to interviews with drivers and teachers about their experiences in the program.

Facebook Page
Check out our Facebook Page with pictures and news items.

Follow us on Twitter
Tweet and retweet Trucker Buddy news and happenings.

Program Information

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