Trucker Buddy News
Students big fans of Packers and their 'Buddy'
The students in Donna Lavold’s third-grade class in Waupaca, WI are not only big fans of the Green Bay Packers, they think their Trucker Buddy, Harold “Bruce” Moss III, is a hero, too. One student, Kya, nominated Moss because, “He is the greatest Trucker Buddy, and he’s a Packer fan just like me!”
Classmate Brady agrees. “Good thing he is a Packer fan and not a Kansas City Chiefs fan,” he said.
These students may be loyal to their NFL football team, but they also adore Trucker Buddy Moss and the impact he has made on their learning experience. While the children are impressed with the gifts and candy he sends them, their teacher, Donna Lavold, appreciates the effort he makes in writing and visiting the class. “Generosity of time and his giving nature are characteristic of our Trucker Buddy,” she says. “A few weeks ago, all my students received a U.S. puzzle that will help them learn their states.”
Trucker Buddy Moss lives in Mayetta, KS and is leased on with Dart Transit. He has been corresponding with Donna Lavold's classes for the past three years, and according to the teacher, “Students from previous years sometimes inquire if we are still writing to Mr. Moss, and they mention how much they enjoyed that experience.”
Harold “Bruce” Moss III has made an impact on these children by adopting their class through the Trucker Buddy program in May of 2003. He is one of nearly 4,000 professional drivers who share their time with elementary classes throughout the world. The only criteria to be a Trucker Buddy is to be a truck driver who is willing to send a postcard each week to a class in grades two through eight. Drivers and teachers can find out more about the program by visiting www.truckerbuddy.org or calling 1-800-MY BUDDY.
Each Trucker Buddy Driver of the Month receives a personalized jacket, along with a check for $300 to spend on the class and $200 in Trucker Buddy merchandise, compliments of ACS-MultiMedia. Over the Road and Pro Trucker are proud sponsors of the Trucker Buddy program.