Posted at 3 p.m. April 25, 2017

LCCC received three heavy duty and
four medium-duty trucks

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President Dr. Joe Schaffer gave a speech on the Navistar International Corportation truck donation on April 12 in the Flex-Tech building.

Jesi Lofink

The 2017 spring semester has brought good tidings for the Laramie County Community College diesel truck program.

Navistar International Corporation, an American holding company that manufactures International brand commercial trucks, donated seven trucks, including three heavy-duty and four medium-duty trucks, to the LCCC diesel program through Lariat International in Cheyenne.

The trucks can range from $50,000-$100,000 individually, and this enormous contribution to the college will give students within the program a hands-on learning experience on newer 2012-2014 models. It doesn’t hurt that they just got new space to work on the trucks in the new Flex Tech building.

The company saw the need in multiple community college institutions, one of them being LCCC.

Diesel Technology instructor Larry Van Why said that the donated trucks were put to use right away and are for training purposes only and non-drivable beyond the LCCC campus.

On top of the donated trucks, Navistar was able to provide transmission and electrical software as well as the permits required to access the computer diagnostics.

Van Why said he hopes that the donation and the new technology will bring more students to the program and even eventually benefit students in other auto programs for driving instruction.


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