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."