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Take Comfort in Knowing PSTC Techs are Well-Trained and Industry-Certified

Not only does Peach State provide top-notch services, but the company also runs a remarkable Diesel Technician Training Department for its technicians.

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In the bustling world of diesel engines and transportation, Peach State Truck Centers commercial truck dealerships stand out as a beacon of excellence. Not only do they provide top-notch services to the trucking industry, but the company also runs a remarkable Diesel Technician Training Department for its technicians. This article takes a closer look at the vehicles and engine courses available to Peach State techs, as well as the unique journey taken by trainees to become certified technicians.

How to Become a Certified Technician With Peach State

Peach State Truck Centers' Diesel Technician Training program is meticulously designed to equip individuals with the skills and knowledge required to become certified technicians for Peach State. With a strong emphasis on hands-on learning and a combination of classroom education, the program caters to a diverse group of individuals, ranging from those with prior automotive experience to those with a basic mechanical aptitude.

The training journey at Peach State Truck Centers commences with a diverse pool of individuals. Some might have previous experience working on engines, be it through fixing lawn mowers or growing up with a knack for hands-on tasks. Others could be fresh out of high school, armed with a diploma, and perhaps having attended a technical school or vocational program in mechanics. What sets the program apart is its ability to cater to all these backgrounds and mold them into certified technicians.

Technician Training Program

Hands on Experience & Learning 

The training curriculum is a blend of theory and practical hands-on experience. The program begins with a focus on vehicle systems. Trainees are introduced to various aspects of vehicle mechanics, diagnostics, and maintenance. This foundational knowledge serves as the bedrock upon which their expertise is built.

After demonstrating competence on the vehicle side, trainees progress to the more intricate engine and powertrain systems. This segment of the curriculum delves into the complexities of diesel engines, addressing diagnostics, repair techniques, and specialized components.

Program Timeline

Peach State Truck Centers' training approach is unique and tailored to the individual's background. Trainees who join with prior hands-on experience may find themselves progressing at a quicker pace, whereas those with a limited background are given the necessary time to build their skills. The training process involves a mix of classroom education and practical application in the shop.

Systems Certification Courses 

What further sets the program apart is its utilization of web-based systems certification. Trainees are encouraged to undertake systems certification courses at their own pace, allowing them to enhance their knowledge in specific areas. Moreover, instructors provide one-on-one guidance to ensure trainees succeed.


Peach State’s Dedication to Excellence

The commitment to excellence at Peach State Truck Centers is evident in their investment in training. The company spends a substantial amount—$850,000 annually—on technical training across its 11 dealership locations. This includes not only the cost of classes but also meals, accommodations, and time off for training. This investment ensures that technicians are up-to-date with the latest industry advancements and can efficiently tackle the ever-evolving challenges posed by modern vehicles.

Peach State Truck Centers' Diesel Technician Training Department isn't just about producing technicians—it's about fostering excellence. The program accommodates a wide range of backgrounds and nurtures individuals to become certified technicians, armed with the skills and expertise to excel in their careers. By combining classroom education, hands-on experience, and individualized training, Peach State Truck Centers sets a remarkable standard for technician training in the trucking industry.

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