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​Pilot Flying J Gives Back With Donation To Trucker Buddy International To Further Classroom Outreach

March, 2019

Birmingham, AL… Trucker Buddy International today announced an impactful gift from Pilot Flying J to support its mission to educate students around the nation on the value of the trucking industry. The donation was awarded as part of Pilot Flying J’s $2 million commitment to giving back in celebration of its 60th anniversary this month.

“Pilot Flying J has long been a valued supporter of the Trucker Buddy mission, but this year’s gift goes above and beyond,” said Alan Welborn, executive director of Trucker Buddy International.

Trucker Buddy International pairs over the road truck drivers with elementary school classrooms as pen pals. These pen pal relationships allow the driver, through communication directly with the elementary school teachers, to educate the students about the importance of the trucking industry. The teacher is able to use various details about the driver’s travels to teach math, history, reading, and writing. This gift from Pilot Flying J will allow Trucker Buddy to further its mission and pair more drivers with classrooms than ever. 

“A spirit of community and philanthropy was instilled in our company’s culture from the beginning,” said Meg Counts, community relations and events manager of Pilot Flying J. “To celebrate and thank our guests and team members for 60 years in business, we wanted to give back to the communities and people we serve. We are proud to partner with Trucker Buddy International in support of their mission and programs to help our communities thrive. Together, we are truly able to fuel life’s journeys.” 

Pilot Flying J’s giving is focused on fueling those who serve by supporting military heroes and their families, and helping communities across the country improve the quality of life for people at home and on the road. To learn more about Pilot Flying J’s 60th anniversary giving, visit www.pilotflyingj.com/giving-back.

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