Meritor’s long-term partnership with Trucker Buddy International has led to a pilot program
Source: Go By Truck by Staff
Meritor’s long-term partnership with Trucker Buddy International has led to a pilot program that links truckers who deliver materials to its York plant with a local school to drive a better understanding of the industry and the people who haul goods and materials across the country.
Meritor is working with Trucker Buddy to test the program by pairing three truckers with second-, third- and fourth-grade classrooms at Cotton Belt Elementary School in York. The truckers have become pen pals with the three classrooms.
Trucker Buddy, which was founded in 1992, typically matches the driver and teachers from around the country. Meritor is working to create connections between drivers who deliver products locally with area schools where Meritor has a presence.
“Trucking is vitally important to the nation’s economy, and Trucker Buddy helps put a name and a face to the men and women who deliver billions of tons of commodities every year in the United States,” said Krista Sohm, vice president, marketing and communications, for Meritor. “Students who participate in the program will never look at a truck on the highway the same way again, because they will have met and interacted with a driver.” …(read more)
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