New equipment

Jefferson County Joint Vocational School’s power mechanics program has another tool to prepare students for the work force. The program received a custom-built truck axle training module from Fraley and Schilling Trucking of Brilliant. Ben Schilling, a JVS program graduate and current director of maintenance, training and development for the company, supplied the equipment to help students learn how to change wheel bearings and wheel seals as well as make brake adjustments and other repairs without the need for an entire semi-truck in the lab. The company employs two current program students as truck technicians. Examining the new piece of equipment are instructor Fred Jones, left, and Schilling.

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