SKF Training Trucks Visit More Than 100,000 Techs Across North America

SKF Training Trucks Visit More Than 100,000 Techs Across North America

The core of the SKF training truck program revolves around six dedicated training trucks that cover the automotive and heavy-duty aftermarkets in the U.S. and Canada. These trucks feature interactive vehicle system assemblies and a large-screen monitor for showing technical tips and product videos.

 

ELGIN, Ill. – SKF training trucks have now interacted with more than 100,000 professional technicians across North America, according to the company. SKF launched its training truck program in 2010 to create a one-on-one educational experience with automotive and heavy-duty technicians.

 

121446SKFTraini_00000070788The core of the SKF training truck program revolves around six dedicated training trucks that cover the automotive and heavy-duty aftermarkets in the U.S. and Canada. These trucks feature interactive vehicle system assemblies and a large-screen monitor for showing technical tips and product videos. The SKF training trucks cover failure analysis, proper removal and installation techniques, as well as proper drivetrain, engine and wheel end maintenance practices. In addition, the trucks contain detailed product cutaways designed to show the differences between SKF premium products and value line products.

“The SKF training trucks are designed to not only showcase SKF products, but to educate automotive and heavy-duty technicians about how to successfully install SKF products,” said Pete Kaftantzis, technical training supervisor, SKF. “By delivering SKF knowledge through the training trucks, SKF is helping technicians ultimately maintain a profitable repair business through proper maintenance and repair practices.”

SKF developed this program for specific markets. Three trucks are dedicated to the automotive aftermarket, and are manned by ASE Master-Certified Technicians. The additional three trucks are dedicated to the heavy-duty aftermarket and are manned by SKF’s dedicated sales force who have all received extensive product and technical training. The heavy-duty training trucks include SKF’s TFO (Trouble Free Operation) program, a proven systems approach to heavy-duty maintenance that has made a significant contribution to many fleets’ overall productivity.

Additionally, each truck is outfitted to highlight SKF online training capabilities, including an active Twitter page (@skfpartsinfo) and a YouTube channel (www.skfpartsinfo.tv) with various product and training videos.

To learn more about the SKF training trucks or to schedule a visit to your area, visit www.vsm.skf.com or contact your local SKF sales representative.

 

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