Recently, it was brought to AFC’s attention that the RSU38 Maranacook Adult Education Program had only one truck to use for the CDL Licensing Class. The time required for driving has been a challenge for the school with their minimum resources. Classes were limited to 10-12 students per semester due to the restricted availability of only one truck. According to Steve Vose, Adult Education Director, “With a second truck, we would be able to accommodate more students.”
AFC’s Fuel Dispatch Manager, Mary Hunt, was asked to speak to a class of students about the opportunities AFC offers CDL drivers and what they could expect if they were a Fuel Delivery Driver. She had spoken with Steve on several occasions about upcoming events and during one of these conversations she heard there was a need for another truck. Mary went back to AFC’s President, Marc Lacasse, and inquired about the use of the 1986 International Fuel Truck that was acquired when AFC purchased Weymouth’s Fuel Inc. in Clinton back in 2015.
Mary asked. “Is the truck something that AFC would be willing to donate to the Maranacook Adult Education CDL program?”
Marc agreed to donate the truck without any hesitation.
It turned out to be a perfect fit. The truck was something that the class could use and AFC is always interested in helping to get more CDL drivers in the area.
“We recognize that there is a shortage of drivers as a whole in the industry. That is why AFC works with local technical and training schools to provide resources that will benefit our local economy and industries. “
Last week, AFC’s Fuel Dispatch Director, Gelson Miranda, handed over the keys to Steve Vose. The Fuel truck was on its way to a wonderful program that AFC is excited to support. We look forward to meeting the next class of graduates and potential AFC drivers from the program.
If you are interested in RSU38’s Adult Continuing Education, please visit their website: http://www.maranacook.org/adulted/
For information on the specific CDL Class B Training program, please click HERE.