Wood River welder boosts Lewis and Clark's truck training program
Lewis and Clark Community College (LCCC) will now offer training on tank trailers thanks to the donation of a trailer by Werts Welding and Tank Service of Wood River, according to a press release.
“The trailer extends the capabilities of our current program to provide unique training and experience in a trucking segment that requires specialized skills in hauling liquid materials,” Harry Nelson, program coordinator of LCCC's Truck Driver Training Program, said in the release.
The trailer is a 1989 Heil, can carry 9,200 gallons and is valued at $18,000. It was previously used by Casey’s General Store to move gasoline and diesel. The addition of the trailer will promote LCCC's already prominent Truck Driver Training Program, which has a perfect track record of students passing their commercial driver’s license test, according to the press release.
“Werts Welding and Tank Service is in constant communication with the trucking industry, which is facing a critical shortage of qualified professional drivers,” Werts CEO Dwight Werts said in the release. “Werts Welding and Tank Services has always been a big supporter of this program. This donation is our way of assuring Lewis and Clark has the equipment needed to help the entire industry in our region.”