Dot Foods donates truck to HCC truck driving program

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Dot Foods recently donated a 2012 Volvo VNL model tractor with auto-shift to the truck driver training program at Hagerstown (Md.) Community College. From left are David Hess, director of transportation at Dot Foods; Jim Klauber, HCC president; Mike Stevenson, Commercial Vehicle Transportation Program coordinator; and Fred Hughes, CVT Program assistant coordinator.

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Dot Foods recently donated a 2012 Volvo VNL model tractor with auto-shift to the truck driver training program at Hagerstown (Md.) Community College.

This is HCC’s newest model tractor and will add an automatic transmission tractor to the school’s fleet, for the purpose of CDL-A training and MVA testing purposes, according to an HCC news release.

“Dot Foods and Dot Transportation are staunch supporters of the HCC truck driving program, and HCC is very grateful for this donation, which brings our training fleet to seven tractors,” Mike Stevenson, program coordinator, said in the release. “Our remaining tractors are equipped with 10-speed standard transmissions, and this donation opens a new option to our students.”

HCC’s Commercial Vehicle Transportation Program gives students an opportunity to study for Class A and Class B commercial driver’s licenses. Students receive classroom instruction and range and road training. The program includes short-term certificates for CVT specialist and commercial transportation management, as well as an associate degree in commercial transportation administration.

Dot Foods Inc. carries 127,000 products from 930 food industry manufacturers, making it the largest food industry redistributor in North America. Through Dot Transportation Inc., an affiliate of Dot Foods, the company distributes foodservice, convenience, retail and vending products to distributors in all 50 states and more than 35 countries.