Detroit Expands In-Service Training Center to Add EV Courses – Maintenance

DTNA executives Amer Diab (l), Admir Kreso (c) and Matt Pfaffenbach (r) pictured at the newly expanded Detroit Service Training Center.

Photo: Daimler

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 servicing, battery maintenance and complete truck repair.

“For the trucking industry to successfully transition to zero emission vehiclestechnicians need to know how to diagnose, service and maintain new technologies to enable customers to operate with maximum uptime,” said Matt Pfaffenbach, operations manager, Detroit Powertrain.

Originally established in 2018 to provide maintenance training on conventional Detroit powertrains, the center has been expanded to accommodate eight new courses, including those to teach courses on the launch of Detroit ePowertrain in the Freightliner eCascadia and eM2. Certified technicians will be able to go on site to learn the latest techniques from the manufacturer of heavy-duty engines (10 liters and more) and powertrains.

Diesel and electric vehicle courses are available at the facility and offered to the approximately 10,000 technicians who support Detroit’s 770 distribution and service outlets. Dedicated on-site trainers teach technicians chassis-specific diagnostics and repairs, from basic truck maintenance and repairs to platform-specific advanced diagnostic training on new Freightliner and Western Star trucks.

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

Originally posted on work truck online

Milton S. Rodgers