Webasto offering idle reduction advice at truck driver training schools

Oct. 2, 2014

Webasto Thermo & Comfort North America has partnered with United States Truck Driving Training Schools (USTDTS) to speak with truck driving students about idle reduction and environmental technologies.

Under the partnership, Webasto will be a primary educational resource for truck driver awareness regarding fuel efficiency and environmental impact, reaching over 1,000 new drivers each year, the company said.

“The entire team here at Webasto Thermo & Comfort North America is excited to pioneer this program with such a reputable educational organization,” said Rolf Haag, president & CEO. “Over the last 20 years, USTDTS has placed over 90% of their students into the truck driving workforce with some of the industry’s largest fleets.”

The idle reduction curriculum will be taught to all new students.

“We are eager to develop this new aspect of our curriculum,” said Joseph LaBarge, USTDTS president. “It is exciting to be able to educate students on the importance of fuel efficiency and idle reduction. With the cost of fuel this technology will truly impact their bottom line.”

The new curriculum will be integrated into USTDTS classrooms. Webasto has equipped the school’s training vehicles with an Air Top 2000 ST Bunk Heater and Thermo Top C Engine Pre-heater.

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