Big Rig Story Author and Trucker Visit Tiverton Schools

“Grandpa and the Truck” went to Walter E. Ranger and Ft. Barton schools May 13, 2015.trucker and cabgatorman

Named to Atlas Van Lines’s “Elite Fleet” (of drivers,) “Gator” drove millions of miles, flawlessly, across America in the big rig.
Now, he tells his exciting adventures to student audiences, focusing on the men and women who drive these big metal beasts….their challenges…natures’ role (hurricanes, fog, ice) and the beauty and diversity of our great land.
“Grandpa and the Truck’s” trucker and 30-year retired teacher, Providence Journal Op-Ed writer, Colleen Kelly Mellor (trucker’s wife and author) bring their lively show to Tiverton little ones and their audience was spectacular.

Principal Manuel Cabral of Walter Ranger Elementary said:

“The students were super-attentive and involved….kept on track and involved for the entire time and for that to happen in a space of 30 minutes with kindergarten,1st and 2nd grade students is a real testament to the program… I was really impressed with the presentation.”

Contact us if you’d like our lively show. Remember:  “We teach Geography…and a Whole Lot More.”

Signed and personalized books may be ordered atgr and truck kids enact geography gr and truck--things truckers fear

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