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Semi truck donations from Freightliner and PACCAR bring new technology to the Skagit Valley College Diesel Power Technology program

Students in Skagit Valley College’s (SVC) Diesel Power Technology program are acquiring important new skills, thanks to two semi truck donations from local industry businesses: a 2010 Kenworth semi truck from PACCAR and a 2011 semi truck from Freightliner. 

        With the Freightliner donation, students will be able to get the hands-on training they need, using the latest technology, in emissions controls. SVC’s new Freightliner truck features a completely automated transmission that is becoming increasingly popular in the trucking world. Students will benefit from being able to work on current technology.

        The truck donated by PACCAR showcases the latest that technology provides with regards to clean air and nearly zero emissions. This high-tech engine allows Instructors to observe the work of their students via a computer that is connected to the engine.

        The 2010 PACCAR and 2011 Freightliner trucks recently donated to the program put the program in the most recent category of emission controls that use DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid).

        The equipment donations from Freightliner and PACCAR fit perfectly with SVC’s focus on excellence. As one of its strategic priorities, the College aligns workforce education programs with regional and state economic development strategies, advancing the State’s economy through education.  www.skagit.edu/diesel

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