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Choosing a career as a diesel tech

If you bought it, a truck brought it. Trucking is the life-blood of the American economy and diesel technicians keep it going. The demand for diesel technicians is at an all-time high. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for diesel technicians is expected to grow more than 9% in the next seven years. For every 10 technicians retiring, however, only two are coming into the industry. In addition, approximately 50% of current diesel technicians nationwide will be retiring within th...

Diesel Technician Programs

Student – teacher ratiosPercent of time spent in classroom and percent spent in hands-on trainingLength of time instructors worked in industry prior to teachingLength of time instructors have been out of the industryOpportunity to acquire tools of the trade while in schoolPart-time employment opportunities while in schoolPlacement assistance to help students find employment after graduationModern facilities and equipment, up to date technologyCommunity Colleges with diesel programs include: Stude...

Training Center

The Truck Center Companies Training Center was created in 1996 to train our dealership, customer, and fellow dealers’ technicians. In 2005, an updated training facility was opened at our former Omaha location located next door to the Freightliner dealership. This 11,500 sq. ft facility had four truck bays and three classrooms. With the construction of the new Omaha dealership in 2017, we built a bigger and better training center. The new, world class, Truck Center Companies Training Center is a 25,0...

Technician Acceleration Program

The Technician Acceleration Program is designed to quickly and efficiently train Diesel Technicians in every aspect of the repair and maintenance skill-set they will use in the day-to-day repair center setting. The program takes the student through at an accelerated pace, each segment focus building on the one before. MODULE 1Overview of the Technician Acceleration Program (TAP)Introduction to Medium and Heavy Duty truck repair. Work place skills development Service technician training and Web ba...

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