NTEA announces Truck Equipment Electrical Basics online courses


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Summer Marrs
Director of Communications & Public Relations

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (Jan. 28, 2021) — NTEA launched Truck Equipment Electrical Basics, a new online course series developed in partnership with e-learning platform Electude.

This new educational offering is designed 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 will 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.”

The course is a free benefit to NTEA members and eligible for Member Verification Program credit and Continuing Education Units through our accreditation by International Association for Continuing Education and Training. Nonmembers can purchase for $49. Learn more at ntea.com/electricalbasics.

NTEA offers a variety of online education and training opportunities free for NTEA members. Visit ntea.com/onlineeducation for details.

About NTEA
NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry represents more than 2,000 companies that manufacture, distribute, install, sell and repair commercial trucks, truck bodies, truck equipment, trailers and accessories. Buyers of work trucks and the major commercial truck chassis manufacturers also belong to the Association. NTEA provides in-depth technical information, education, and member programs and services, and produces The Work Truck Show®. The Association maintains its administrative headquarters in suburban Detroit and government relations offices in Washington, DC, and Ottawa, Ontario. NTEA staff are knowledgeable and experienced in a variety of areas related to the work truck industry. Visit ntea.com/meetourexperts to learn more or request an interview.