Detroit adds EV courses to its Service Training Center curriculum

Detroit adds EV courses to its Service Training Center curriculum

Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) announced the opening of the expanded Detroit Service Training Center, which will be used to train technicians in electric powertrain service, battery maintenance and full truck repair. Originally established in 2018 to provide service training on conventional Detroit powertrains, the center has been enlarged to accommodate eight new courses, including those to teach courses on the Detroit ePowertrain launching in the Freightliner eCascadia and eM2. Certified technicians will be able to travel to the facility to learn the latest techniques from the nation’s leading manufacturer of heavy-duty engines (10 liter and above) and ePowertrains.

Courses in both diesel and electric vehicles are available at the facility, and offered to the nearly 10,000 technicians who support 770 Detroit distribution and service locations. Dedicated onsite trainers instruct technicians on chassis-specific diagnostics and repairs, from basic truck maintenance and repairs to platform-specific advanced diagnostic training on the newest Freightliner and Western Star trucks.

The Detroit Service Training Center is one of three corporate truck service training centers located in, or adjacent to, DTNA manufacturing plants. Additional training centers can be found at DTNA’s Portland Truck Manufacturing Plant in Oregon, which also serves as the assembly point for the Freightliner eCascadia and eM2, and the Cleveland Truck Manufacturing Plant in North Carolina.

You May Also Like

Electric trucks are coming: We need training

You don’t have to wait for an EV to get started with training.

electric-training-1400

Electric trucks are coming. There will be a place for these trucks in our transportation community and as maintenance people, we need to evolve. There are a bunch of questions to consider with electric trucks rolling into your operation. Sure, we talk about acquisition costs and charging capabilities, but what about the costs to charge the trucks? What about subsidies? Utilization efficiency? Payload impacts? Battery lifecycles and disposal? And perhaps the biggest question for the maintenance-minded: What about training?

Women In Trucking Association launches survey to collect gender diversity data

Monitoring gender diversity in a male-populated industry is critical so that valid data can be used to evaluate progress made.

Where we’re at with ‘Right to Repair’ in the heavy-duty aftermarket

What truck data access and visibility means to the aftermarket.

HDAW-Right-To-Repair-1400
Trucking Moves America Forward shares stories of charity

Check out how trucking companies and organizations gave back to their communities during the 2022 holiday season.

Taking the bull by the horns with truck electrical circuit testing

Corrosion increases resistance in the circuit which may lead to improper circuit operation and trouble codes.

truck-electronic-connectors-bull-1400

Other Posts

EVs roll into the data-centric Geotab Connect 2023

Take a look at how Geotab’s data-centeric conference makes the OEM connection.

Rivian-electric-truck-geotab-1400
The future of connected vehicles

EVs, OEM integrations and what it means to actually use vehicle data to improve operations.

Geotab-future-connected-vehicle-1400
Freightliner SuperTruck 2 highlights new efficiency technologies

Four key areas drive the Freightliner SuperTruck 2 freight efficiency to new heights.

Freightliner-SuperTruck2-Fuel-Efficiency-1400
‘Stability despite headwinds,’ Daimler Truck N.A. CEO provides his 2023 outlook

Gaze into the crystal ball with DTNA’s John O’Leary.

John_O'Leary-DTNA_06-2021