Chevron Delo and Sierra Energy bring mobile driving simulator training to Reno

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SAN RAMON, Calif. — ChevronTexaco Global Lubricants partnered with local marketer Sierra Energy to bring the Chevron Delo sponsored mobile truck driving simulator to the Diesel Motor Shop at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, NV.

Sierra Energy invited its local fleet customers to undergo high-tech training within the simulator, which is the only one of its kind worldwide. Approximately 150 drivers from more than 30 fleets participated in the training. While in the Reno area, the simulator also paid a one-day visit to the Alamo Truck Stop in Sparks, NV.

The Chevron Delo sponsored simulator allows drivers to experience hazardous situations such as failing brakes and tire blowouts in complete safety, giving them the confidence to safely negotiate these issues on the highway. Diverse tractor-trailer configurations can be simulated, as well as most engines and transmissions, in more than 30 separate training scenarios. Plus, eight computer terminals provide classroom-style computer based training.

"We are excited to offer Reno truck drivers this powerful education device to improve their driving skills, make the streets safer and to help minimize their risks for potential losses," said Paul Anderson, Regional Manager, Sierra Energy. "The simulator offers a comprehensive set of training scenarios that can accommodate the needs of any fleet or individual."

As part of a company-wide commitment to support programs that promote on- and off-highway safety, the Delo brand of premium heavy-duty lubricants is sponsoring Texas Motor Transport Association’s (TMTA) mobile classroom and driver simulator through 2005.

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