Instructor Dale Bohnet climbs up to give student Bob Tracey some advice on making a turn in an 18-wheeler at the Pima Community College Truck Driver Training Program. Students who complete the 160-hour course are all but guaranteed a job after training, says lead instructor Sandy McCoskey.
Instructor Dale Bohnet helps a student as he prepares to back an 18-wheeler during the practical portion of training to drive 70-foot tractor-trailers. Two local private companies offer similar courses for those looking to take big rigs on the open road.
Before a rig hits the highway, make sure it's good to go. That's what PCC student Kasey Olsen is doing in a pre-trip safety inspection.
Learning - or teaching - how to drive a big rig can pay off, as job seekers and several local schools are finding.