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Trucker Buddy Classes

Jan 17, 2012 - 6:50:32 PM | By Linda Caffee

The above bulletin board includes many of the postcards, pictures, as well as literature we have sent the class.   In return we receive emails from the students asking us questions as well as keeping us updated on what is going on within their lives.


We plan on visiting the class once again in April and both Bob and I cannot wait till we get to spend the afternoon with them.   We are able to take the truck for the kids to see in the fall and last time they toured the sleeper and cab.   On our next trip we will let them see how the lift gate works and show them how freight is secured so that the load will travel safely to our destination.


Our class in France has sent us one-minute sound bytes with the kids speaking to us through an avatar they have created.   We were thrilled to receive these and listen to each one of them speak to us in English with their delightful French accent.   We send this class postcards every other week as well as emails.   They also follow my blog and enjoy the pictures.


We resisted for many years becoming Trucker Buddies as we felt we would not have much to offer the kids.   We have found that the class enjoys the post cards as well as the emails that are sent.   We though are the ones who are greatly rewarded from our association with the children.   We enjoy getting to hear the kids in France talk to us, we enjoy the questions that are asked of us and hearing about their lives.  


Overall this has been a great year working with the Trucker Buddy class and I would encourage others to look into this great program.

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Comments - Tell us what you think below

18 Jan 2012, 07:19
Randy Schwartzenburg
18 Jan 2012, 10:28
That is awesome Linda. We at Trucker Buddy are glad you stopped resisting and jumped in with both feet. You guys are assets to the industry and to us. Keep up the good work!

Carol Cloud
18 Jan 2012, 19:49
I have had the same teacher for the last 5 years. The class this year is the most artistic in making the cards that they have sent me. Most of them like to read and it shows in their notes and letters. Mrs. Brave says this is one of the best classes she has had. It's 3rd grade and in Vallejo,Ca. When we stopped by the class was thrilled and got all dressed up for us.
18 Jan 2012, 19:54
Bob was even more reluctant then I was UNTIL we spent time in the classroom and met the kids in our Saint Louis class.

How did you guys get started and i would sure like to share tips on what you guys do for your class and if there is more we could be doing.

I am trying to get Randy to attend the Expedite Expo and talk to other Expediters about getting involved.
Carol Cloud
18 Jan 2012, 20:27
I met the Trucker Buddy group at the Louisville truck show and was sold on the idea. Sometimes when we stop and do some sight seeing I send the class information about whast we saw with pictures and some little suprizes. Once when we spent the weekend up in Strasburg, Ma.,I sent them some Colonial stamp equitment and a basket weaving kit. I sent them pencils with pictures from the Houston Space center and they wrote back using the pencils and thanking me foe them.
Carol Cloud
18 Jan 2012, 20:30
Being a member of Trucker Buddy has turned out to be a very rewarding experience.
Andy Johnson
19 Jan 2012, 10:55
We are also Trucker Buddies. We blog with our class, but have yet to visit them. Here is our blog:
19 Jan 2012, 13:07
That is a great idea! I like the pictures you have as well as explaining what is happening. Our blog is how our class learns about what we are doing and sites we see.

Carol I agree Trucker Buddy is a much more rewarding experience than I ever would have expected. Thanks for the ideas for the class.

When we saw the Grand Coulee Dam we sent both classes information on the dam which was fun. We send an weekly postcard to one class and bi-weekly to the class in France.

Our correspondence with our classes is through email as do not get home often enough to get the mail.

AJ wait till you visit your class that is the best part of the program putting faces to name. The kids are awesome and we had a blast showing them our truck.
04 Aug 2012, 15:07
I have learned to love Montana togruhh my sons eyes. He lived there for years and showed us some pictures and told us of the beauty of what he called Gods country'. Sadly for him ..he had to move back to help us out here at home. We are so happy to have him .but he misses Montana SO VERY much especially this time of year. He and his dog miss playing in the snow and going hiking together and so many other things that your gorgeous state has to offer.I would love nothing more then to be able to gift him a bit of the place where he left his heart.Thank you so much for all the words and and awesome pictures of your gorgeous Montana!
08 Jun 2013, 10:15
Class Room Visits are the best!
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