Truck-Lite debuts training institute

News Truck Parts and Service Staff May 1, 2014

TTITruck-Lite Co., LLC has produced an online series of technical courses as part of its new Truck-Lite Training Institute (TTI) program.

First of its kind, this program offers web-based lessons that educate distributors, technicians and fleet personnel who sell, use, and maintain equipment with Truck-Lite products, the company says. By taking advantage of TTI, Truck-Lite says users can obtain the most up-to-date knowledge of ongoing advancements in the technological world of heavy-duty lighting and visibility systems.

TTI consists of training modules focused on product knowledge, technical expertise, diagnostics, and systems solutions. When a user takes advantage of the comprehensive courses offered, they will gain in-depth knowledge of Truck-Lite products and their functionality.

Truck-Lite says each module concludes with a short test, ranging from 10 to 30 minutes in length. Once a user has successfully completed all the courses, they will be awarded with a certificate of completion and a promotional incentive.

The “Lighting and Harness” module is the first of many TTI series to launch. Truck-Lite says the series includes the following courses:

  • Basics in Electricity: Covers definitions, major concepts, wire calculations and voltage drops.
  • Lighting Evolution: Offers a walk through time; teaches the origin of Truck-Lite, the evolution of bulb-replaceable, sealed, LED lighting, and return on investment.
  • Lighting Fundamentals: Describes why lights fail, troubleshooting failures, tips to prolong lighting life, and product pitfalls.
  • LED Lighting Performance: Explains popular lighting terms and definitions and the best method for measurement of LED lighting.
  • Harness Fundamentals: Articulates harness basics and color codes, explores methods for diagnosing failures and shows proven repair methods.
  • Regulations and Questions: Outlines Federal lighting requirements, SAE ID codes, and common legal questions.

Trainees can easily access TTI courses by visiting via desktops, tablets, and mobile devices. No software to install and nothing to download; all that’s needed is access to the Internet, the company says.