Kenworth donates big rig to university

| 12/13/2001

Kenworth Truck Company recently presented Boise State University with an early Christmas present. The truck maker donated a 1995 T600 that will be used in the university's heavy-duty diesel technician and truck driving program.

"It's a special day for Boise State University and our students," said Marlin Gaines, program head for the College of Applied Technology's automotive and heavy-duty diesel program. "Without the help of the trucking industry, we just wouldn't be able to offer a quality program. We're indebted to Kenworth for their support and generosity."

The donation was consistent with Kenworth's philosophy, according to Ed Caudill, Kenworth general manager and PACCAR vice president. "The students who decide to make trucking a career are the lifeblood of our industry," Caudill said. "We're happy to support what we feel is one of the leading university programs in the country. Boise State's driver program has contributed more than 1,000 drivers since it began in the mid-1980s, and they graduate 15 to 20 students per year from their ASE-certified diesel technician program."