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FedEx Freight donates truck for instructional use in diesel

FedEx Freight donated a 2014 Kenworth T680 semi-trailer truck to Pennsylvania College of Technology to facilitate hands-on learning in diesel courses.

Students will benefit from the donation for regeneration and emissions testing in courses such as Diesel Electronic Fuels: Systems, Operation & Diagnostics; and Vehicle Electronics/Diagnostic Procedures.

Mark E. Sones, instructor of diesel equipment technology (far left), and Greg Moser, district fleet manager for FedEx Freight and a 1999 alumnus (fourth from left), join with diesel students to commemorate FedEx Freight’s donation of a 2014 Kenworth T680 semi-trailer truck to Pennsylvania College of Technology to facilitate hands-on learning.
Mark E. Sones, instructor of diesel equipment technology (far left), and Greg Moser, district fleet manager for FedEx Freight and a 1999 alumnus (fourth from left), join with diesel students to commemorate FedEx Freight’s donation of a 2014 Kenworth T680 semi-trailer truck to Pennsylvania College of Technology to facilitate hands-on learning.

The truck will also be used for engine and chassis electrical diagnostics, automated transmission diagnostics, and HVAC repair and troubleshooting in the courses for Automated & Hybrid Drive Systems and Diesel Equipment Air Conditioning Systems.

“This donation will be a valuable addition for our students,” said Justin W. Beishline, assistant dean of diesel technology and natural resources. “This vehicle will provide enhanced and versatile learning in our curriculum because it has an automatic transmission. We appreciate the generosity of FedEx Freight.”

“We are so grateful for the long-standing support of FedEx Freight,” said Elizabeth A. Biddle, senior director of corporate relations. “As a strong Corporate Tomorrow Maker supporter, FedEx Freight continues to show how it values education by providing this donation to help our students build and enhance skills that will serve them well in the workplace.”

FedEx Freight is pleased to support the Penn College diesel technology programs,” said Greg Moser, district fleet maintenance manager, FedEx Freight. “Our need for skilled technicians to service our fleet is high and continues to expand with the growth of our company. The Penn College students and graduates that we hire are able to contribute from the first day they enter our shop, and we appreciate this relationship.”

For more about the college’s program offerings in diesel truck, heavy equipment and power generation, visit the School of Engineering Technologies.

Penn College is a national leader in applied technology education. For more, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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