Workhorse Custom Chassis is offering a number of technician training options to fleet and dealer locations that provide service training for both its front engine walk-in truck and motor home chassis and its new rear diesel engine motor home chassis.
Fall classes are already under way and more have been scheduled for the winter and spring. The previous set of two, three-day courses has been combined into a single, intensive, five-day course offered at four locations across the United States. Some three-day courses are still available for those who did not complete both sessions during the last training period. The four Workhorse training centers are: Smyrna, Del., Cypress, Calif., Rochester Hills, Mich., and Lakeland, Fla. The cost for the five-day course at these sites will be the same as the previous three-day sessions: $250 per student.
This traditional training is now scheduled through March for the Delaware, California and Michigan locations and April through July in Florida. More information may be obtained at workhorse.com. Participants may also register through the Web site or call 877-922-9923 to register.
Traditional training will be 80 percent hands on and Workhorse specific, taught by ASE certified instructors. Students (limit of eight per class) will learn how to use proper diagnostic equipment and work on actual Workhorse platforms. Students who successfully pass both a written and hands on pass/fail proficiency exam at the end of each course will receive a certificate. Students also receive Workhorse logo patches and course chevrons.
Four-day intensive classes on servicing the new rear diesel engine chassis are also scheduled from March through December of 2003 at the Rochester Hills, Mich., training site.
In addition, Workhorse training will be available in partnership with the Recreation Vehicle Service Training Council¹s satellite training program. This training program is designed to allow any interested service operation to bring 60 hours of technician training directly into its facility for the cost of a satellite dish and antenna (approximately $2,000) and yearly subscription fee of $1,300.
Upcoming Workhorse training via satellite will consist of two 10-class training sessions. Each class lasts 1 -1/2 hours and can be taped for later review. All the sessions include pass/fail quizzes to obtain completion certificates for the material covered.
The first Workhorse satellite session for the new rear diesel engine chassis is: Jan. 16, 23, 30; Feb. 6, 13, 20; March 6, 13, 20, 27.
Following the rear diesel engine chassis session will be a satellite training session for the Workhorse gasoline chassis. These dates are: April 10, 17, 24; May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; June 5,12.
Workhorse is also offering additional courses for fleets in Tech 2 scan tool orientation and operation and in Workhorse preventative maintenance. These courses are available at the Workhorse training sites or, with certain restrictions, can be provided at the fleet¹s maintenance facility.
More information may be obtained by visiting workhorse.com or calling 877-922-9923. Courses are subject to change, so topics and dates should be confirmed when registering.
"We are making this training as accessible and affordable as possible for service centers and fleets," said Chris Christy, national service manager for Workhorse. "By providing the latest technical training and delivering it in innovative ways, Workhorse continues to assist service operations in achieving best-in-class service."
Workhorse specializes in the manufacture of chassis for motor homes, walk-in trucks and buses, as well as integrated walk-in trucks. Workhorse Custom Chassis is ISO 9001 certified. Its manufacturing facility is in Union City, Ind., and its corporate headquarters are in Highland Park, Ill. For more information on Workhorse visit its web site at www.workhorse.com