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New Thomas Built Service Training Institute Added in Canada

2016 Technician Institute Schedule announced

Contact: nicholas.smith@daimler.com

HIGH POINT, N.C. – Jan. 26, 2016 – Thomas Built Buses has launched a new Thomas Built Institute Service Training in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, which will debut April 19-21 during the Canadian Pupil Transportation Conference.  Later in the year, two additional Institutes will follow – Thomas Built Institute’s Service Training East May 17-20 in Greensboro, N.C., and Thomas Built Institute’s Service Training West August 16-18 in Denver, Colo.

“Our hands-on technician training is always popular,” said Mike Stotler, service education manager for Thomas Built Buses. “We are pleased to be able to add a Canadian location to our Institute round-up.  Participants this year again can expect hands-on experience and the opportunity to brush up on their skills in less than a week.”

Participating technicians will be able to focus on either Type C or Type D models and will receive 28 continuing education credit hours.

The 2016 Institute curriculum includes:

  • EPA Emissions
  • Advanced Electrical
  • Coolant Class
  • Seating Systems
  • Wheelchair Lifts
  • Allison Transmissions
  • Electrical Resources including wire diagrams, parts drawings, installation drawings and repair information
  • Electrical Charging Systems

The curriculum also includes a choice of one of the following tracks:

  • Type C: Multiplex, Service Link or Troubleshooting
  • Type D: Electrical, Fan Drive and Product Updates

To register for Thomas Built Institute in Canada, visit the Institute sign-up page. Early enrollment is recommended, as classes fill up quickly. Registration is limited to 100 participants to ensure small classes and personal attention. The cost is $325, which includes lunch and ground transportation.  Registration closes March 18, 2016.

About Thomas Built Buses
Founded in 1916, Thomas Built Buses is a leading manufacturer of school buses in North America. Since the first Thomas Built bus rolled off the assembly line, the company has been committed to delivering the smartest and most innovative buses in North America. Learn more at www.thomasbus.com or at http://www.facebook.com/thomasbuiltbuses.

Thomas Built Buses, Inc., headquartered in High Point, N.C., is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, the largest heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America and a leading manufacturer of class 4-8 vehicles. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets commercial vehicles under the Freightliner, Western Star and Thomas Built Buses nameplates. Daimler Trucks North America is a Daimler company.

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