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Diesel Students Help Restore Truck for a Good Cause

BATC Instructor Steve Sweeten has worked for over a year to restore an old 1977 Kenworth diesel truck. With the help and support of Francis Trucking and Milk Money Trucking, Steve has given his students a unique, hands-on experience that went above and beyond the typical diesel curriculum.Last week the truck was driven to Joplin, Missouri, where it was put into the Guilty By Association Truck Show (GBATS). Steve’s truck was one of 518 big rigs that gathered from around the U.S. to be a part of the show. Though the show was made up of several show-stopping events, Steve’s main purpose in making the trek was to...

September 30, 2016
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Student Highlights

Lettie Larsen: Student Success

Throughout her life, Lettie Larsen has worked on a family farm where she has fixed engines, repaired broken pipes and changed the oil on the machinery. System repairs have always made sense to Lettie so it was only natural for her to pursue a career in mechanics. “Originally I wanted to start out with small engines,” she explains, “but then I was told about the high school diesel classes at Bridgerland Applied Technology College.” As Lettie began to explore the option, she discovered that BATC’s diesel shop houses a variety of big engines to work on, plus...

September 01, 2016
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