Dave Anderson, a driver for Crete Carrier is the Trucker Buddy for Mrs. Jenny Gubbels’ Woodland Park Elementary third grade class located in Norfolk, Nebraska.
“Although I have participated in Trucker Buddy in the past, this was a new match. Mr. Anderson is from the same town as our school, so we were fortunate to have him visit as well as show us the world through a trucker’s eyes. Maybe I should change that to a trucker’s hand. Mr. Anderson sent us letters frequently. By this I mean that there was an average of two or three letters a week, and they were very detailed. We did not need a read-aloud book. Our world came alive through his vigilant correspondence. His letters were written with lessons for the children and words of wisdom about their lives. The children looked forward to each and every letter, and so did I. Mr. Anderson even brought his son to visit us. He is in the military and has flown and been to our current war zones.” said Mrs. Gubbels.
Mrs. Gubbles feels her class has really been enriched by being in the Trucker Buddy program and having Trucker Buddy Dave. He faithfully sends letters on where he is and what he is doing and she saves all of them because they are well worth reading over and over again. She even shares them with her principal, secretary, and other adults in the building who enjoy reading them too.
Mrs. Gubbels says “Mr. David Anderson was a superb role model and truly dedicated to our students and the Trucker Buddy program.”
One of Mrs. Gubbels’ students wrote this, “Thank you for being our Trucker Buddy. I love having you as our Trucker Buddy. I love your truck and think it is cool. Thanks again for being our Trucker Buddy. Signed: Your #1 fan.”