This program reaches way beyond a pen and paper,” said Fred Sweetwood, a long time Trucker Buddy, and driver for over 40 years. “It paints the Rockies, the bitter cold of North Dakota, and the devastation of Oklahoma City and Katrina. It brings America to the classroom through the eyes of a truck driver.
This letter is to thank you for an absolutely wonderful experience. Trucker Don is the best pen pal we could have asked for. The children learned map skills, directions, can identify some of the states, and letter writing skills.
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.