Schools Receive PeopleNet Grants

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.

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Eric Harley Awarded the Gary King Award at Iowa 80 Truckers Jamboree

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.

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Outstanding Drivers & Teachers

Lecomte Awarded Outstanding Trucker Buddy.

Trucker Buddy International has awarded Angela Lecomte, a driver for CCC Transportation located in Auburndale, FL by her teacher Amber Matts and her Healthy Learning Academy fourth grade class in Newberry Florida.
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Killian Awarded Outstanding Trucker Buddy

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (Feb. 10, 2017) – Trucker Buddy International today announced that Rita Woodley and her class from Cotton Belt Elementary School in York, South Carolina have nominated their industry pen pal Gary Killian for the Outstanding Trucker Buddy award. Killian, who drives for Cargo Transporters, based in Claremont, North Carolina, has volunteered to be a Trucker Buddy for the past two school years.

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Lohr Named Outstanding Teacher

Lee Lohr is a teacher at New Century School in Verona, Wisconsin and was nominated for Trucker Buddy Outstanding Teacher by his long time driver Jim Stinemates, a Walmart driver domiciled in West Burlington, Iowa.
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Many of the students [in the Trucker Buddy program] struggle with academics. However, they work hard and achieve success because they are fascinated by the trucking industry.

~ Mrs. B.

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