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"Smiles Accross the Miles"                                  "Smiles Accross the Miles"                                 "Smiles Accross the Miles"

                    Trucker Buddy BobTrucker Buddy International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to helping educate and mentor schoolchildren via a pen pal relationship between professional truck drivers and children in grades 2-8. Trucker Buddy matches classes of students with professional truck drivers. Every week drivers share news about their travels with their class. Once a month, students write letters to their drivers. Students' skills in reading, writing, geography, mathematics, social studies, and history are enhanced and learning is fun. Since 1992,   Trucker Buddy has helped educate over a million schoolchildren and  introduced them to caring, compassionate men and women,  professional truck drivers.

My name is Frank Nathanson "The Truckin Webmaster"

"Driving an 18 wheeler in traffic, is like threading a needle, without touching the sides" 

By Frank Nathanson.

I became interested in "Trucker Buddy" in 2005, while I was an 
Owner Operator leased to "Swift Transportation", for 6.6years,
and received 5 years safe driving certificates from Swift Trans.

no certificate was issued for year 6, (change of companies)

A certificate for 7 ,8, 9 years of save driving from OOIDA.

1 year

2 years

3 years

4 years

5 years


7 years





Content of Trucker Buddy site.

Easter Egg Hunt, on RT 66
History   of the Trucker Buddy Program.
Beaver, P.A.   Forth McIntosh
Israel  Page 2   Page 3  Page 4  Page 5  Page 6  Page 7  Page 8  
                      Timna Park, Dead Sea, Eilat, etc.
James Malone  
Don't hide your light under a bushel; people out there needs your.
An article by Aprille Hanson, for Eastbound and Dpwn, a little kindness goes a long way.
Loads   of the past 12 years on these pages.
 page 1   page 2    page 3    page 4    page5  page6   page 7  page 8
Math Problems Richmondtown 1820s Truck Safety
Class of:
 2010 - 2015


Mrs. Smith's 5th. grade class:
2014 - 2015
2013 - 2014
2012 -  2013
2011 -  2012
 2010 -  2011
 2009 - 2010
of Rutherford N.J.

Mr. Ed Shneirs's 3rd.grade class:
 2009 - 2010
 John S. Hobart Elementary School
Shirley N.Y.

Ms. Penney's 3rd.grade class
2005 - 2009
John S. Hobart Elementary School
Shirley N.Y.

Jazzy with Yours truly

At MATS in Louisville KY.
2010 with



Jazzy's dad, Jazzy and Yours truly
From Los Angeles CA. to Manhattan NY., on 2 feet, one step at a time, 16 - 19 miles a day, rain, or shine.

Who is Jazzy?

     She is Jasmine Jordan, a 16 year old Junior at Ashby School in Ashby, MN.
For the past two years she haze been training hard running as her site was set on getting to and compete in the 2012 summer Olympics, however all that has had to be put on hold.
Her parents own and run a small trucking company, as well as a pilot car company for oversize loads.  They had a driver by the name of Sheila Grothe who worked for the pilot car side of the business, ever since Her Mom expanded and needed to hire more people.  Sheila took sick a year and half ago.  She died of Cancer on April 17,  2009.

        On that day, Jazzy made a decision to do something to change the system, so people who don't have medical coverage that will pay for treatments like what Sheila needed, will have options.
Growing up in a trucking family environment she know very well the need for truckers and all involved in the trucking business to stay healthy, as that's the way truckers make a living and make it possible for many other to make a living as well, "AMERICA MOVES BY TUCK".

Jazzy said " I learned of the St. Christopher's fund and the work they do and felt I could make a difference starting here".

Sept. 1, 2009, She  started to run from L.A., C.A., to Manhattan (New York City), NY.
Her goal is, to raise attention to the growing problem with people who have medical issues and are not or under insured.

In Memory of Sheila Kay Grothe
June 29, 1970 - April 17, 2009
A Great asset and a Great Friend.

E - Mail address:

At MATS in Louisville KY.2009
with the gang from

E - Mail address:
      Being Honored at the Louisville Trucker Buddy Meeting, by Debra Penney and Miss Veronika Kurimska.


See also Mss. Penney.

Trucker Buddy Frank's family.
The Trucker Buddy Board as it was in
 Miss. Ms. Penney's 3rd.grade .

"Who would they look up to"
Performed, written and produced by Howard Salmon 

Who would  they look up to if I turn and walk away
And who would they rely on if I look the other way
It's important that I teach them
And to help them on their way
'Cause who would they look up to if I turn and walk away

1st. Verse

Take the time to listen to what they have to say
'Cause the days just go so fast
And might just slip away
When they stop to ask me questions
And I just send them away
They'll find another answer and they might drift away


2nd. Verse (Spoken)

So take the time to listen each and every day
'Cause the day you stop to listen they might have walked away
Take these words of wisdom as you travel on your way
Keep the memories with you and listen to what they say

Last Chorus (Kids)

Who would  they look up to if I turn and walk away
And who would they rely on if I look the other way
It's important that you teach us
And to help us on our way
'Cause who would we look up to if you turn and walk away


Oh who would they look up to if I turn and walk away


Frank's Laws.

The Creed of
the Sociopath Obsessive

bullet 1.  Knowledge is power!  Ignorance is dangerous!!  Not knowing all the correct facts, can be disastrous!!!
bullet 2.  Failure is not an option!
bullet 3.  If anything can go wrong, Fix it!  (Forget Murphy!)
bullet 4.  When given a choice-Take Both!
bullet 5.  Multiple projects lead to multiple successes!
bullet 6.  Start at the top, then work your way up!
bullet 7.  Do it by the book . . . but be the author!
bullet 8.  When forced to compromise, ask for more!
bullet 9.  If you can't beat them, join them, then beat them!
bullet10.  If it's worth doing, it's got to be done right now!
bullet11.  If you can't win, change the rules!
bullet12.  If you can't change the rules, ignore them!
bullet13.  Perfection is not optional!
bullet14.  When face without a challenge, make one!
bullet15.  "No" simply means begin again at one level higher!
bullet16.  Don't walk when you can run!
bullet17.  Bureaucracy is a challenge to be conquered with a righteous attitude,
       a tolerance for stupidity, and a bulldozer when necessary!
bullet18.  When in doubt:  THINK!
bullet19.  Patience is a virtue, but persistence to the point of success is a gift!
bullet20.  The squeaky wheel gets replaced!
bullet21.  The faster you move, the slower time passes, the longer you live!
bullet23.  The same safety rules apply to bikes also.
Lets play a game.

We will call it "What is the name of the Road". by Frank Nathanson.  As I travel across the country, and travel on all kinds of roads.  The chosen highway for the game can be a special highways, or a frequently traveled one.  Purchase of postcards on the way and mail them to the class, addressed to a different student.  From the post marks, or names on the card, the students have to figure out what is the name of that highways.

I hope other truckers will want to play this, or other games with the students, it is educational and fun.  Currently, Miss. Penney's class and I are playing this game.  We will start it again in September with the new class.