L-3 D.P. Associates Delivers Truck Driving Simulator Through USDA Rural Business Enterprise Grant
ARLINGTON, Texas, September 28, 2016 – L-3 D.P. Associates (L-3 DPA) announced today the delivery of a TranSim™ VS6 truck driving simulator to Development Corporation of Snyder (DCOS) located in West Texas. The TranSim VS6 provides hands-on, experiential training for commercial vehicle drivers and is designed to support classroom environment training. DCOS will utilize the TranSim to provide training for entry-level commercial truck drivers as part of a community effort to increase qualified drivers serving West Texas and its greater surrounding areas.
“We are very pleased to work with DCOS as a strategic partner and help develop much needed qualified commercial truck drivers,” said Lenny Genna, president of L-3 Link Simulation & Training. “The TranSim VS6 is a cost-effective classroom training tool that will substantially help new drivers gain accountability and experience in a short amount of time.”
Mr. Genna added, “The commercial sectors in West Texas are challenged with a shortage of qualified, experienced Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) drivers based on feedback we have received from local agencies. We understand carriers and private fleets struggle to hire new drivers with some level of familiarization and behind-the-wheel training of commercial vehicles. Our technologies help to provide affordable driver training during nights and weekends to citizens that are seeking to improve their education and pursue higher-paying jobs.”
“Companies cannot afford to have drivers gone for long periods of time to train,” said Bill Lavers, executive director of Development Corporation of Snyder. “L-3 was chosen for being the best-inclass and a leader in simulation. The company delivers a mobile, cost-effective and reliable solution to bring professional driver training to students.”
DCOS partnered with Safety Plus, LLC to purchase the driving simulator as well as the trailer and truck necessary to transport the simulator to various locations within the immediate region through the Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) underwritten by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The driving simulation system is installed in a mobile training center trailer and is delivering training within the West Texas region.
About Development Corporation of Snyder (DCOS)
DCOS is a private business established in 1992 and is classified as a 501(c)3 organization by the IRS. The business is located in Snyder, Scurry County, Texas. The DCOS board is appointed by the city council of Snyder, Texas, and is responsible for economic development and job creation projects in Snyder. For more information, please visit www.developsnyder.com.
About Safety Plus, LLC
Safety Plus was founded in 2007 and is the fastest-growing safety company in West Texas. Its stores consist of safety equipment, including steel toe boots, FRC apparel, fall protection, monitors, first aid kits and more. For more information, please visit www.safetyplussnyder.com.
About L-3 D.P. Associates
L-3 D.P. Associates (L-3 DPA), a division of L-3 Link Simulation & Training, is a recognized global leader in professional driver performance and excellence. L-3 DPA provides blended learning, performance optimization and point-of-need delivery through an end-to-end learning platform for commercial drivers, providing professional drivers with the highest level of standards in safety, efficiency and compliance. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.Link.com.
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 employs approximately 38,000 people worldwide and is a leading provider of a broad range of communication and electronic systems and products used on military and commercial platforms. L-3 is also a prime contractor in aerospace systems. The company reported 2015 sales of $10.5 billion. To learn more about L-3, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com.
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