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Team Run Smart Pro Henry Albert awarded Gary King Memorial Trophy for work with Trucker Buddy

Through Albert’s work with a second grade class in Manheim, Pennsylvania, he has helped to educate future generations on the trucking profession, explained the impact it has on the students’ lives and emphasized the importance of excellence in the classroom. (Courtesy: DAIMLER)

The Trucker News Services

8/29/2014

PORTLAND, Ore. — Freightliner Trucks today announced that Team Run Smart Pro Henry Albert has received the Gary King Memorial Trophy for his three-year work with the Trucker Buddy International program.

The Gary King Memorial Trophy, awarded for outstanding representation of Trucker Buddy International, is named after the founder of the organization. Since 1992, the independent, nonprofit group has been dedicated to helping educate and mentor school children through a pen-pal relationship program with professional truck drivers.

Through Albert’s work with a second grade class in Manheim, Pennsylvania, he has helped to educate future generations on the trucking profession, explained the impact it has on the students’ lives and emphasized the importance of excellence in the classroom.

Randy Schwartzenburg, executive director of Trucker Buddy International, said Albert was recognized as “a stellar example of the superior and caring drivers who make the time to visit, teach and correspond with thousands of students throughout the year.”

“It’s not about me or winning awards. It’s about showing children aspects of the trucking industry and the positive things that come out of it,” Albert said. “It was really unexpected and an honor, especially being presented the award by Paul Abelson, one of the best people in the industry.”

Based out of Statesville, North Carolina, Albert is the owner of Albert Transport Inc. and drives a Freightliner Cascadia Evolution equipped with a Detroit DD15 engine.

Through his Freightliner Team Run Smart Pro blog (teamrunsmart.com/the-pros/henry-albert), Albert uses his 30 years of experience in the industry to continually provide insights, tips and advice on how to be successful in the trucking profession. Team Run Smart is an open online community with a wealth of resources for owner-operators, company drivers and fleet managers to advance in the business of trucking.  

For more information on Team Run Smart, go to teamrunsmart.com.

Freightliner Trucks is a division of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America.  Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets Class 4-8 trucks and is a Daimler company.

Trucker Buddy is a 21-year-old 501.c.3 nonprofit that improves the image of the trucking industry and encourages young students to excel in school as well as life.

This is accomplished by matching screened over-the-road drivers with elementary school teachers to communicate via e-mail, postcards and smartphone apps.

For more information, go to TruckerBuddy.org.

The Trucker staff can be reached to comment on this article at editor@thetrucker.com.

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