John William Manering — a company driver for WH Transportation, based in Wausau, Wis. — is the February 2006 Trucker Buddy Driver of the Month. Manering, who lives in Jackson, Ohio, sends a weekly postcard to Kathy Madigan’s third-grade class at Smithville Elementary School in Smithville, Ohio. Manering, who adopted the class in 2004, and his wife, Dena, visit the class often and recently had a pizza party with the students.
Each Trucker Buddy Driver of the Month receives a personalized jacket, $300 to spend on the class, $200 in Trucker Buddy merchandise, an IdleAire adaptor, a Koolatron cooler, complete set of Airtabs, Donde Publishing’s “For the Long Haul” and an Accident Photo pack. The class will receive a CrossCountry USA game from Ingenuity Works. Find out more about the Trucker Buddy program by going to www.truckerbuddy.org or calling 800-692-8339.