Local trucking companies are donating tires to support the Commercial Drivers’ License Program at Big Bend Community College.
“I want to say thank you to these companies for taking the time to go through their stock of used tires and picking out the best ones to donate to our CDL program,” said Guillermo Garza, BBCC CDL instructor.
Mike Cantu of Mid-Columbia Carriers of Othello recently donated 26 semi-truck and trailer tires to the program, and Adan Garza, Jr., of Adan Garza, Jr. Trucking of Othello donated eight tires to the program, Garza said..
“We appreciate donations of trucking-related equipment to the program that we can use to train our students,” he said.
BBCC started its CDL program in response to a shortage of long-haul drivers. The CDL program is taught using the I-BEST model of instruction, where students have the benefit of two instructors in the classroom for a portion of their training. One instructor is the truck driving professional, and the other teaches math, reading skills, and English skills in context of the world of truck driving.