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NTEA announces new electrical-focused online course

Feb. 1, 2021
Throughout the program, upfitters, engineers, fleet managers and technicians can increase functional knowledge of truck electrical systems and components as well as safe practices for working with electricity and fundamentals of electrical theory.

NTEA launched Truck Equipment Electrical Basics, a new online course series developed in partnership with e-learning platform Electude.

This new educational program aims to provide the work truck industry with fundamental understanding of electrical theory and concepts in automotive applications. With these courses, upfitters, engineers, fleet managers and technicians can increase functional knowledge of truck electrical systems and components, but not to the depth required to design systems and components.

“We are excited to introduce the industry to our next online course — Truck Equipment Electrical Basics – Measurement, Safety and Fundamentals,” said David Ehrlich, NTEA director of education. “This is the first in a series focused on electrical basics that will utilize materials developed by our content partner, Electude. These learning modules utilize gamification principles and highly interactive resources that will create a great experience for learners.”

In the first course, participants can learn how to measure voltage, resistance and current, as well as safe practices for working with electricity and fundamentals of electrical theory. 

“Electrical training has been a long-time need in the work truck industry. Modern vehicle electrical architectures continue to expand and evolve at a high rate, and an understanding of electrical fundamentals is core to anyone involved in upfitting work trucks,” said Steve Spata, NTEA technical assistance director. “We’re very excited to partner with Electude to provide our members with this kind of training in a virtual, hands-on environment that anyone can access.”

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