Cleveland Brothers brings electric semi-trailer to ESC Lab – PCToday
Two former students employed by Cleveland Brothers Equipment Co. Inc. – Nathan E. Chase, who graduated in diesel mechanics in 1988 from Williamsport Area Community College (an institution that immediately preceded Penn College) and Joshua D. Ford, who graduated Fellowship in Diesel Technology in 2002 — visited the Schneebeli Earth Science Center on Monday to give freshmen and seniors an exciting look into the future of the commercial trucking industry.
The pair spoke to a number of classes in the Tre BEV, a battery-electric vehicle manufactured by Nikola Motor Co. and sold through regional Cleveland Brothers dealerships. Both men are employed at the Cleveland Brothers site in Turbotville: Chase as a technical communicator and Ford as a service manager. Also in attendance was Randy Fetterolf, a corporate technical recruiter for Cleveland Brothers, whose frequent attendance at job fairs reflects the college’s longstanding partnership with Caterpillar and its dealer network.
The college’s commercial diesel program covers hybrid and basic BEVs in its course on Automated and Hybrid Drive Systems (DSM 278), and Monday’s demonstration was presented to students in diesel technology, construction equipment technology heavy and in electrical energy production technology. Cleveland Brothers, a Entrepreneur of tomorrow which achieved Millionaire’s Society status on the college’s donor wall, has provided technology, equipment and financial support since 1994.
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