Two trucking industry leaders are working together to help make driver training more accessible.
Howes Lubricator Products and Sage Truck Driving Schools announced the creation of the “Howes Truckers of Tomorrow $1,000 Scholarship Program.” The scholarship is funded by Howes Lubricator and applicants can apply at any SAGE Truck Driving Schools across the country.
SAGE has 25 locations and provides one-on-one CDL training of entry-level commercial truck drivers and driver training to numerous Fortune 100 companies and fleets.
The “Howes Truckers of Tomorrow $1,000 Scholarship” will be awarded to one student at each SAGE location and is available starting in 2015. Howes plans to offer the scholarships annually from then on. In order to be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must meet all trucking industry qualifications and demonstrate a financial need.
“SAGE is thrilled that Howes Lubricator chose to support our students with this scholarship program,” said Chris Thropp, vice president at SAGE. “Howes has a recognized, high quality brand of additives in the trucking industry and this scholarship program demonstrates how companies can play an important role in promoting the industry.”
Rob Howes, president of Howes Lubricator, said, “Howes has been part of the trucking community since 1920 and the scholarship program is a way for us to invest in the industry that has been so important to our livelihood.”