ELYRIA, Ohio –In-depth technical training has never mattered more to fleets, drivers, and technicians across North America, as fleets seek to maximize uptime while commercial vehicle system safety components continually evolve and advance. Building on decades of industry training experience, Bendix (Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC and Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC) has expanded its long-running in-person training programs for 2020, offering more than 40 opportunities for fleet technicians, owner-operators, and others to enhance the skills necessary for keeping vehicles on the road and in safe operating condition.
Thirty sessions of Bendix’s three-day Air Brake Training class – long recognized as setting the industry training standard – are on the 2020 calendar, beginning March 3 in Fresno, Calif.
Bendix will hold its two-day Advanced Technology Training program – introduced in 2019 – 11 times, with six sessions at Bendix headquarters in Elyria, and five at the company’s Sparks, Nevada, location. Registration is open for the complete schedule of both courses, shown on the last page of this news release.
“To address increasing demand for service training, we’re offering more sessions of both courses than last year, and we’re visiting 25 locations in 19 states,” said Lance Hansen, Bendix vice president – aftermarket sales, fleet, service, and operations. “And every class is conducted by a member of the ASE-certified veteran Bendix Service Engineering Team, to help equip teams across the industry with the technical knowledge they need in today’s demanding and rapidly changing commercial vehicle landscape.”
Hansen continued, “We know that fleets not only face continued pressure to maintain overall safety, performance, and uptime as they strive to lower their total cost of ownership, they also battle our industry’s continued shortage of qualified, highly skilled technicians. Our in-person training program – part of our larger post-sales support commitment – is just one way we can help them in that effort.”