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Volvo, Mack Trucks open new electric vehicle training facility

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David Sickels is the Associate Editor of Tire Review and Fleet Equipment magazines. He has a history of working in the media, marketing and automotive industries in both print and online.

Volvo Trucks and Mack Trucks are using a 9,600-sq.-ft. location in Hayward, California that will serve as a battery-electric vehicle training hub. Training will begin June 1.

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The facility will provides technical vehicle knowledge, dealer operations training and provides customers with exclusive access to expert training. The Hayward location will also support battery-electric vehicle (BEV) training efforts for the companies, supplying programs for company employees, technicians, dealer sales staff and aftermarket personnel, as well as owner-operators and fleet customers.

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Classes at the training facility will begin the first week of June and gradually build toward a 50-week schedule. Training courses will be focused on BEV safety, operation, and repair, as well as engine overhaul, transmission design and function, parts sales, and warranty fundamentals.

With the addition of the Hayward facility, Volvo and Mack now have six locations in North America, including Atlanta, Georgia; Grand Prairie, Texas; Hagerstown, Maryland; Joliet, Illinois; and Toronto, Canada.

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