Mountain People & Places - April 2018


Northeastern Junior College, in Sterling, Colo., recently received a 2011 Freightliner Model 114SD Heavy Duty Truck donated by Daimler Trucks North America, Freightliner’s parent company, from its Portland, Ore., training facility, thanks to the NJC program’s sponsor, Floyd’s Truck Center, reported the Journal-Advocate. Sid Johnston, who is the fixed operations director all eight of Floyd’s sites and general manager of the Sidney, Neb., store, and Cody Bohl, service manager for the Scottsbluff, Neb., store, visited the school to formally present the truck and talk to diesel students about careers with Floyd’s.

A Colorado bill that could limit emissions testing has been introduced. Legislation (S.B. 181) extends the length of the motor vehicle emissions inspection cycle for 1982 and newer model years from every two years to every four years. Emissions inspections are required for vehicles being registered or titled for the first time in Colorado and biennially based on their model year (during registration renewals). The bill is currently in the Senate Transportation Committee.

ASA Colorado will present a seminar, “10 Critical Steps to Financial Freedom,” Monday, April 2, 6-9:30 p.m., at Kenz & Leslie BG Training Center, 4800 Van Gordon St., Wheat Ridge, Colo. Budgets, financial structuring and hourly rates will be discussed. Dinner is at 6 p.m., class starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, email or call 303-202-5231. On Monday, May 7, ASA Colorado will present “What is Good Leadership?”

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