Eagle Transport Gives Tanker to JCC

Published: January 15, 2015


Vehicle will benefit students in transportation programs

Eagle Transport, Inc. recently donated a 9,000-gallon tanker to Johnston Community College.

The vehicle will be added to the fleet of trucks in the N.C. Truck Driver Training School at JCC. Students in the heavy equipment and transport technology program will also learn the mechanics and how to make repairs on the tanker.

Eagle Transport, Inc. has been transporting petroleum and chemicals for more than 40 years. Headquartered in Rocky Mount, Eagle owns over 440 power units, with 22 terminals, including one in Selma, located throughout the eastern United States.

"Eagle Transport has worked hard to secure itself as a leader in the tanker transport industry," said David Johnson, JCC president. "We are so grateful for our excellent business partnership and for this tanker donation, which will allow our students to train and develop sound mechanics and safe driving skills on top-notch equipment."

The N.C. Truck Driver Training School at JCC is the oldest truck driver training program in the United States. Since 1949, the program has certified more than 23,000 truck drivers. In December, the school celebrated its 555th class of graduates.

For more information about transportation programs at JCC, please contact (919) 464-2331.