Love's Opens Truck Care Academy
Love’s Travel Stops recently launched its Truck Care Academy in Amarillo, Texas, and graduated its class of level-five diesel technicians.
Love’s Truck Care Academy is a paid, accelerated training program to develop diesel technicians in seven heavy-duty systems, with classroom and hands-on experience. It is a five-week, in-residency training program.
Technicians learn how to diagnose, troubleshoot and repair issues commonly found in trucks. Upon graduation, technicians are placed at a Love’s Truck Care or Speedco location as a level- five diesel technician. They’re also given a tool set valued at $3,500 that’s theirs to keep after a year on the job.
“The goal of the Academy is to best equip our team to get customers back on the road quickly and safely,” says Gary Price, executive vice president of total truck solutions for Love’s.
“This program is the first of its kind in the truck care industry and we look forward to expanding it in the future.”
Another training path Love’s offers is its mechanic apprenticeship program, which allows apprentices to earn a competitive wage while working toward the designation of a diesel technician.