Texas district invests in tech training

Posted on April 3, 2013

Dallas County Schools' technicians recently underwent training provided through a collaboration between Hydrotex, Stewart & Stevenson and Alternator Service.
Dallas County Schools' technicians recently underwent training provided through a collaboration between Hydrotex, Stewart & Stevenson and Alternator Service.
DALLAS — Dallas County Schools’ technicians recently gathered for a day of classroom and technical training with Hydrotex, Stewart & Stevenson and Alternator Service.  

Officials said over 60 technicians participated in the continuing education program.

“We are thrilled about the training provided to the technicians; offering continuing education programs has always been a priority,” said Gary Sutton, fleet manager of Dallas County Schools, noting that Hydrotex provided training on the principles of lubrication.

“It is one thing to simply pour oil in a bus and another to know the correct lubrication management practices and how to read an oil analysis,” he said. “In addition, we had transmission training by Stewart & Stevenson to learn various factors about the Allison transmission, and Alternator Service [provided] training on the new battery and charging system.”

Sutton noted that training not only builds confidence and reliability, it develops community. The technicians are also tested in Texas Association for Pupil Transportation courses.

Dallas County Schools has 12 service centers. “Safety is our No. 1 goal. In order to ensure safety, we need the proper knowledge and equipment.  I’m looking forward to future training sessions,” said Amzad Hosein, shop supervisor at the Kleberg Service Center.

“Our goal is to teach the technicians about lubrication management practices and increase their knowledge about sustainable solutions,” said Dwight Gleaves, VP of pupil transport sales at Hydrotex. “I believe the correct training, tools and products will save money and extend the equipment life for these maintenance programs.”

Hydrotex collaborated with Stewart & Stevenson and Alternator Service to tailor the training for Dallas County Schools. Hydrotex offers customized lubrication training to school districts across the nation.

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