Trucker Buddy Andrew Pomicter, who was paired with a class at Sunrise Elementary School in Ocala, Fla., has been named the December Trucker Buddy Driver of the Month. Pomicter, who joined the program in 2006, is an owner-operator who runs two trucks with his company — Weirsdale, Fla.-based Dragon & Feline Trucking.
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 program sponsor ACS MultiMedia Advertising. They also receive an IdleAire window adaptor and a free Gold Membership, a Koolatron cooler and a complete set of Airtabs for their tractor or trailer. The class will receive a CrossCountry USA game from Ingenuity Works, which will help them learn more about how trucks move freight across the continent.
Pomicter is among some 3,500 professional drivers who share their time with elementary classes throughout the world. The only criteria to be a Trucker Buddy is to be a professional truck driver with a CDL 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 the Trucker Buddy website or calling 800-692-8339.