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Thomas Built to hold tech training program in Dallas

Posted on June 12, 2014

The Thomas Built Institute Service Training – West will be held Sept. 9-12 in Dallas.

Thomas Built Buses officials said that the technician training program will enhance bus technician skills and complement school bus maintenance programs.

“We know how tough it is to keep up with ever-changing technology, EPA standards and safety regulations,” said Mike Stotler, service education manager for Thomas Built Buses. “The annual Thomas Built Institute has become a very popular opportunity for school bus technicians to get hands-on training and a factory-certified curriculum in small classes, all in less than a week’s time.”

Participating technicians select the track they want and receive 28 credit hours of continuing education.

The 2014 curriculum includes:

• An introduction to propane
• 2014 emissions systems
• Advanced electrical
• Coolant, maintenance and cost savings
• Utilizing websites, resources and wire diagrams
• Wheelchair lifts and seats
• A choice of one of the following tracks: Type C: multiplex, service link and troubleshooting; or Type D: electrical and fan drive

The cost is $325, which includes lunch and ground transportation.

Thomas Built officials said that classes fill up quickly, so early enrollment is recommended. Registration is limited to 100 participants to ensure small classes and personal attention. To register, go here.

Related Topics: preventive maintenance, Texas, Thomas Built Buses

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