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Amerit introduces Reefer Tech Academy

Aug. 25, 2023
The new program is designed to elevate technician skills training in the repair and maintenance of refrigerated trailer technology.

Amerit Fleet Solutions recently introduced the Reefer Tech Academy, a comprehensive curriculum developed to train the next generation of skilled technicians. The program focuses on environmental compliance, refrigerants management, leak detection, and other repairs and maintenance of refrigerated trailer technology.

Amerit’s Reefer Tech Academy is designed to equip technicians with the necessary knowledge and hands-on experience to excel in the complex world of reefer systems, Amerit said. Like the company’s Trailer Tech program, the curriculum blends theoretical concepts with practical application, ensuring graduates are well-prepared to tackle real-world challenges. By the end of the program, participants will understand the components of a refrigeration unit, as well as the environmental roles and responsibilities attributed to the position.

“I am very pleased that Amerit continues to offer expanded learning and development opportunities.” Natalie Kathain, Amerit chief human resource officer, said in a news release. “This program embodies our commitment to shaping the future of our industry and fostering a skilled workforce.”

Program highlights include:

  • Comprehensive curriculum: The Reefer Tech Academy offers a robust curriculum covering essential topics and places a strong emphasis on EPA regulations 608 and 609, enabling technicians to navigate these requirements with confidence. This course is for technicians who are pursuing either an EPA 608 or 609 certification or who otherwise plan to work as a technician on refrigeration units.
  • Hands-on training: The academy is designed for technicians with at least one year’s experience. This academy will help techs become well-versed in environmental compliance, including handling refrigerants, leak detection, and proper disposal procedures.
  • Expert instructors: The program is led by Amerit professionals with extensive experience in refrigeration technology, ensuring students receive top-tier instruction.

“With our deep expertise in fleet maintenance and management, we recognize the importance of well-trained technicians in ensuring the safety and efficiency of our clients’ assets.” Said Amein Punjani, Amerit COO. “The Reefer Academy will serve as a platform for our current technicians to test and update their skills and knowledge.

“Through this initiative, we aim to raise the industry standards and further solidify our position as a leader in fleet maintenance.”

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