Trucker Buddy International and PeopleNet Communications are pleased to announce that nineteen schools have been granted $500 each for supplies and equipment needs in 2016. The School Supply Grant Program started in the fall of 2014 and each teacher and or driver completed an application to be qualified for grant consideration. Schools with funding needs and creativity in the use of the funds played a major part on whom were selected. Only current Trucker Buddies and their Trucker Buddy classes could apply. Some teachers used the grant application as a class project getting the students involved in the process. This became not only a request for funds but a learning experience for the students. The grants were awarded based on need and how the teachers were going to use the funds. School supplies and classroom equipment such as iPads and white screens were the dominate use of the funds. Both drivers and teachers could send in the request for the grants for the classrooms.
Landstar Success Magazine published an article about some of their drivers who are Trucker Buddies in their latest version of the magazine.
Meritor, Walmart Transportation and Trucker Buddy teamed up to teach the students at Sacred Heart Middle School in Bloomfield Hills, MI about the trucking industry and how it relates to their lives.
Batesville Logistics and Trucker Buddy drivers were honored at the 2016 Annual ITMTA Drivers of the Year Ceremony.
Trucker Buddy International and the Iowa 80 Group have selected Eric Harley to receive the 2015 Gary King Award presented at the latest Walcott Trucker’s Jamboree in Walcott, Iowa. Presenting Harley the award was Paul Abelson, past board member and longtime supporter of Trucker Buddy. Abelson served on Trucker Buddy’s first board of directors and was a long-time friend of Trucker Buddy’s founder, Gary King, for whom the Award is named.