Moon Family Awarded Gary King Award

Trucker Buddy International has selected Will Moon and Delia Moon Meier as well as all the employees for the Iowa 80 Group to receive the 2016 Gary King Award presented at the latest Walcott Trucker’s Jamboree in Walcott, Iowa. Presenting the award was Randy Schwartzenburg of Trucker Buddy. The award is given to people whom have had an impact on the trucking industry and Trucker Buddy International. The Gary King Memorial Award is given each at the Walcott Jamboree and named for the Founder of Trucker Buddy.

The Moon family has been involved in the trucking industry for many years beginning with their father Bill Moon who started Iowa 80 in 1964. Over the years Iowa 80 has grown into a major player with the addition of multiple truck stops and the popular Cat Scale system. The Iowa 80 Group has supported Trucker Buddy not only financially but provided the leadership of Heather DeBaille, the Marketing Manager at Iowa 80 Group / CAT Scale Company as a valuable board of director member for Trucker Buddy.

"Thank you so much for honoring us with the Gary King Memorial Award! What a giant surprise for us. We've always loved the Trucker Buddy program as we think it is important to tell kids about how important truckers and trucking is to each one of us, to explain to kids that the economy is actually them, it isn't just on TV or just in Washington. It is also fun. Every kid wants to be a trucker at some point and the opportunity that Trucker Buddy gives them to actually know a trucker and see an actual semi is just really cool. One of my favorite things is to show off the Iowa 80 Truckstop. It is so fun to see their minds change and open up to us, I can only image how rewarding it is for truckers to be able to share their lives with a classroom of kids. I wish you many more years of success as you continue this important program. Thank you.” - Delia Moon Meier and Will Moon, Iowa 80 Truckstop Group.

2016TruckerBuddyAwardGaryKingLeft to Right: Will Moon, Delia Moon Meier and Randy Schwartzenburg


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