New Board Members and Officers Announced

Trucker Buddy International announces the addition of three new board members and new officers for the next fiscal year, starting in 2016. With the eight-year term on the Board of Directors expiring for Elisabeth Barna, K.C. Brau, Mark Reddig and Steve Sichterman, Trucker Buddy elected Henry Albert, Scott Grenerth and Andrew Mitrisin to replace them on the Board. Previously appointed to the Board, Linda Coffee was elected as President, replacing retiring K.C. Brau. In addition, Brad Williamson was elected as Vice President and Kate Miller accepted the Treasurer position.

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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.

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Bob and Linda Caffee Visit France Class

Our very own Bob and Linda Caffee visited their class in St. Malo France.  Probably the first class visit from across the ocean.  Of course they didn't bring their truck but had a great time meeting in person their teacher and the students they have communication with.  Linda is serving on the Board of Directors for Trucker Buddy and is active in my other organizations. Below is a story by Linda on their visit.

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Mid America Trucking Show Boy Scouts Event 2016

We had a very exciting Boy Scout merit badge session at the Mid America Truck Show in Louisville, KY for our 3rd Annual Merit Badge session on April 2, 2016.  Each Scout earned their own Truck Transportation and Traffic Safety Merit Badges and had the opportunity to tour the truck show all at no charge. Kevin Tomlinson, President of the Transportation Maintenence Counsel discussed the differences between a deisel and gas engine and other asspects of the technical of the transportation industry.  Matt Slovack a driver for Hummer Transportation, Boy Scout leader and Trucker Buddy Ambassador instructed the Scouts.

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K.C. Brau: Darryl Hicks Ambassador Of The Year

Trucker Buddy International has named K.C. Brau the Darryl Hicks Ambassador of the Year for 2016. K.C. is a long time Crete driver and was presented the award by Randy Schwartzenburg, Executive Director during the Red Eye Radio event on Thursday night of the Mid America Trucking Show. K.C. has served on the board of directors for eight years and is the out-going President of the association.

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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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Bill was the best Trucker Buddy in the world! He was always in touch with us. He visited us and we went to see his truck. We went inside. I even got to do the AIR HORN! He was fun to be with the whole year.

~Brett

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