CSM subsidiary Wisconsin Kenworth recently worked with Chippewa Valley Technical School (CVTS) on their acquisition of eight Kenworth T680’s for the school’s driver training program.

America needs truck drivers. A well-documented shortage has put a strain on the trucking industry for the better part of a decade, but there are programs like the one CVTC runs that are designed to help.

In recent years, the shortage of available truck drivers has ballooned by as many as 10,000 drivers in a single year. According to Smart Trucking, Canada reports being short around 25,000 truck drivers while the US reports a shortage of around 60,000 drivers.

The school chose Wisconsin Kenworth based on overall value and condition compared to other options on the market. The Menomonie, Wisconsin branch was able to offer CVTS eight identical units that are the same color and spec.

Beyond over the road training, the new fleet of Kenworth trucks will also be serviced and maintained by the diesel technician program. It’s a win-win scenario for the school and the trucking industry.

The eight new trucks will be the school’s first emissions system equipped trucks.