NTEA Releases Truck Equipment 101 to Support Workforce Development

Wed November 01, 2017 - Midwest Edition #22
Construction Equipment Guide

(NTEA photo)
(NTEA photo)

As part of an ongoing effort to support workforce development in the industry, NTEA has produced Truck Equipment 101, a training program covering all aspects of work trucks and the industry — from chassis and powertrains to bodies and cab styles. This introductory course, made up of 15 video-based modules, provides an industry overview, insight into systems that make up a truck, and basic regulatory requirements applicable to United States and Canadian markets.

“As a professional in the industry, ongoing employee education is a priority to me,” said Jon Sievert, president of Henderson Products Inc. and chairman of NTEA's Education Committee. “NTEA's Board has been heavily invested in development of Truck Equipment 101. I am eager to offer it as a resource for my team.”

“Whether you're just starting out or experienced but new to the work truck industry, I highly recommend Truck Equipment 101,” said Bob Raybuck, NTEA director of technical services. “This course presents commercial vehicle fundamentals in a concise, easy-to-digest format, making it an excellent training platform for onboarding new employees and giving more experienced team members a refresh.”

There are no prerequisites to take this online tutorial and no special technology skills required. Each module can be viewed at your own pace — individually or in succession. To receive a certificate of completion, the learner will be required to complete a knowledge check question after each module, in addition to a course evaluation at the end.

Topics include:

• Truck basics

• Truck powertrains, axles and GAWR

• Tires, wheels and suspension

• Truck bodies and electrical

• Truck technologies

• Truck certification

NTEA's Truck Equipment 101 is provided by the Association on a new platform, NTEA Learning Center, with an improved learning experience, bringing together formal and informal knowledge, social learning, live onsite education, and online events. After ordering the course through Shop NTEA, the user can gain access through ntea.com (members can use current login credentials). NTEA's team is ready to field any technical questions that arise.

For more information about Truck Equipment 101, visit ntea.com/te101.

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