DCCC Truck Driver Training Receives Donated Tanker Trailer

QC Tanker

June 1, 2015 – Truck Driver Training (TDT) students at Davidson County Community College have a new opportunity to expand their skills and marketability with the donation of a tanker trailer by Quality Carriers/Quality Distribution Inc. and one of its affiliate partners, R. Wayne Bost Trucking Inc. of Salisbury.

“We’re looking forward to offering tanker training to our students who may be interested in this aspect of the industry,” says Jeff Ferguson, TDT faculty. Instruction with the tank trailer begins with fall semester courses.

Representatives of Quality Carriers and Bost Trucking delivered the stainless steel, three-compartment tank trailer to the Davie Campus Training Grounds on May 22. The donation includes assorted fittings with adequate hose to allow training in product transfer by pump and compressed air as well as to unload by gravity.

“We have admired Davidson’s approach and curriculum in training new drivers, especially in real world scenarios,” says Brad Bost, chief operating officer for Bost Trucking. “We believe our contribution will facilitate this learning process for prospective drivers, especially in the critical bulk trucking sector of the transportation industry. We look forward to continuing to work with Davidson and future drivers trained in this program.”

Enrollment for Truck Driver Training fall sessions that begin on Aug. 17 and Oct. 19 is currently open. Fall orientation sessions, required of all TDT students entering the program, are set for June 9, July 14 and Aug. 4, all beginning at 10 a.m. in the Administration Building on the Davie Campus, 1205 Salisbury Road, Mocksville. For more information, contact Rachel Smith at 336-751-2882, ext. 6337.

Editor’s note: Pictured with the three-compartment tank trailer, ready for use by DCCC Truck Driver Training (TDT) students this fall, are (from left) Dale Petree and Jeff Ferguson, TDT faculty; David Barnes, Eastern Regional Operations Manager for Quality Distribution Inc.; Jeannine Woody, vice president of Academic Programs and Services at DCCC; and Brad Bost, CEO, R. Wayne Bost Trucking Inc.

Founded in 1963, Davidson County Community College is noted for its quality educational programs and services. As one of 58 institutions within the North Carolina Community College System, DCCC offers studies in more than 50 degree programs. A fully accredited, multi-campus college, DCCC celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013 and is looking forward to serving students in Davidson and Davie counties for many years to come. The college is committed to developing minds, inspiring imaginations and preparing students for enhanced career and educational opportunities within a changing global environment. Visit Davidson County Community College at davidsonccc.edu.