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Volvo Trucks Academy opens new facility to serve electric truck training

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Volvo Trucks North America announced that the Volvo Trucks Academy opened a new facility in Tinley Park, Illinois, to expand access to battery-electric truck training in the central U.S. The new 14,865-square-foot facility is larger than the previous Illinois training facility, enabling Volvo Trucks to provide more robust, hands-on learning opportunities for customers and dealers, the company says.  

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

The Tinley Park facility has two full-time instructors who provide two technical courses per day, plus a third course. 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.

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