While no launch date or additional details have been announced for the program, college officials say it will start soon.
The program received a discount from Greensboro-based Volvo Group and purchased a 2018 Volvo VNL 780, a pre-owned Mack Pinnacle, and a preowned Volvo VNL 670. TranSource, a Mack Trucks dealer in Greensboro, refurbished the pre-owned trucks and will also provide maintenance services to the program. TranSource helped the college secure two trailers.
“This new program will develop a pipeline of skilled drivers to support the Triad’s growing transportation and logistics cluster,” said GTCC Senior Vice President of Instruction Beth Pitonzo. “Our industry partners have indicated a critical need for qualified drivers and we appreciate their support and enthusiasm in driving this program forward.”