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Continuing education classes/seminars for fleet mechanics??

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by RLU_tech, Jan 24, 2016.

  1. RLU_tech

    RLU_tech Well-Known Member

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    I work for a municipality with a very diverse fleet of medium/heavy trucks, tractors, excavators, graders, dozer, rollers, wheel loaders, etc. I am one of four mechanics in the fleet maintenance department. The leadership says they want to offer training to their employees, but little has been offered since I've been working there (4 years). I would like to get some ideas of where I could locate some training courses/seminars for our mechanics to periodically keep us "up to date". Specifically, I would love some general training on the tier 4 emissions and SCR systems found on today's heavy duty trucks. If anyone could steer me in the right direction, that'd be great. Thanks.
     
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  2. ScottAR

    ScottAR Senior Member

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    Hit up your parts suppliers. Many parts suppliers offer short courses. I work in the auto aftermarket and our suppliers offer courses several times a year. Usually after hours but they buy dinner. My company will foot the bill for me so I go to as many as I'm able.
     
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  3. nowing75

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    As scott said lots of parts places and dealers have classes they offer. Our local cat dealer offer customers classes for a fee.
     
  4. kirchnerk

    kirchnerk New Member

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    Same with nowing75 - Our cat dealer does the same. I'd give that a try.
     
  5. RLU_tech

    RLU_tech Well-Known Member

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    We did some Napa classes which are very detailed, but are geared towards automotive. I guess I will ask around to some of the vendors.
     
  6. 51cub

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    I would say dealers first. Community colleges are another possibility. CT has a program they call Technology Transfer Center. It's more for the road crew than fleet maintenance, but you can look to see if WI has anything like it
     
  7. lantraxco

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    The local NAPA I used to use had air brake seminars at least, some others geared toward class 8 trucks, which was nice.
     
  8. Bell901

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    Hi there. It's really importnatn question in present days. It's really great that you are interested in education. it's commendable that you care about your future and think ahead about good experience. But if you want to get a good education you should engage in self-development and maybe ask for help professionals like https://pro-papers.com/gb/engineering-writing-service and then you will definitely can get some general training on the tier 4 emissions and SCR systems found on today's heavy duty trucks
     
  9. Ruger_556

    Ruger_556 Well-Known Member

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    Vision Hi Tech training in Kansas, I went this year and will be going back next year. It's about $600 for 4 days, you can check out the classes they offered this year here http://visionkc.com/?area=attendee&section=training

    Also check with local Dealers, local Freightliner partnered with Cummins to put on a free 2 hour emissions class that I went to last week.