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Nearly 800 middle school students got up close and personal with big rigs to learn about trucking


Hundreds of Nebraska school children got the chance to learn more about trucking during an educational event last week.

The event took place last Tuesday at the Fremont Middle School (FMS) in Fremont, Nebraska.

The Nebraska Trucking Association teamed up with GO Express, FCC, Hill Bros Sterling Transportation, and Werner Enterprises to provide students with six trucks to explore in the school parking lot.

[Trucking] is the number-one job on that list for projected openings. There‚Äôs 3,000-and-some projected openings in the trucking and transportation industry, so this is just a great opportunity for our kids to be able to learn about this technical career,” FMS counselor Kristin Henkenius told the Fremont Tribune.

A total of 780 students divided into groups of 100 got the chance to go inside of the trucks and talk to members of the trucking industry.

“I showed them the inside where we sleep at, where we work at, how we drive, all the electronics, how many computers are on the truck, about the brake system, the airbag system. We talk about everything, blindsides, everything,” Werner driver Bryan Shirley said.

Take a look at photos of the event shared by the Nebraska Trucking Association below.


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