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Volvo Trucks North America’s new training facility was developed to support battery-electric vehicle training for technicians.
Volvo Trucks North America’s new training facility was developed to support battery-electric vehicle training for technicians.
Volvo Trucks North America’s new training facility was developed to support battery-electric vehicle training for technicians.
Volvo Trucks North America’s new training facility was developed to support battery-electric vehicle training for technicians.
Volvo Trucks North America’s new training facility was developed to support battery-electric vehicle training for technicians.

Volvo Trucks opens electric truck training facility

May 27, 2022
The Tinley Park, Illinois, location expands access to battery-electric truck sales and service training in the central U.S. and is larger and more modern than the previous Illinois training facility.

Volvo Trucks North America has opened a new facility in Tinley Park, Illinois, to expand access to battery-electric truck training in the central U.S.

The Volvo Trucks Academy’s 14,865-sq.-ft. facility is larger and more modern than the previous Illinois training facility, according to the company. The overall goal is to provide more hands-on learning opportunities for customers and dealers interested in electromobility solutions, Volvo said in a press release.

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“The programs at Tinley Park will help provide our dealership partners with the robust sales and service training required to become Volvo Trucks Certified Electric Vehicle (EV) Dealers and to support customers with their zero-emission transportation goals,” said Leanne Fitzpatrick, strategic programs manager for Volvo Trucks Academy. “As interest in the Volvo VNR Electric model continues to build across North America, the Tinley Park facility will serve an important role servicing dealers and customers in the central U.S., as it is easily accessible from both O’Hare and Midway airports.”

Course work at Tinley Park will provide technicians with the training and understanding of all safety procedures when servicing high-voltage electric drivetrains and components. Other courses will focus on Volvo VNR Electric sales and operations support, in addition to offering continued guidance for diesel trucks, such as engine overhaul, transmission design and function, and parts sales and warranty fundamentals.

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The Tinley Park facility has two full-time instructors who provide two technical courses per day, plus a third course (sales, parts, warranty, or leadership). Most courses are a full day, and instructors teach up to five days a week depending on the schedule. The site also features meeting spaces, so those classes are not disrupted by technician training.

Courses are available in one of eight Volvo Trucks Academy learning centers across North America. In addition to the new Tinley Park facility, Volvo Trucks’ other U.S. locations include Atlanta; Dallas; Greensboro, North Carolina; Hagerstown, Maryland; and Hayward, California, as well as two in Canada in Woodbridge, Ontario, and Quebec City, Quebec.

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