Biodiesel training gets certified
The National Automotive Technician Education Foundation recently awarded the Automotive Service Excellence accreditation to the National Biodiesel Board's Biodiesel for Diesel Technicians curriculum. Just as truck drivers receive CDL training, mechanics can receive biodiesel training to prepare them for providing maintenance on larger vehicles with unique engine systems.
The NBB program is working with Universal Technical Institute to provide diesel education to entry-level technicians. Ray Burton, a diesel technician with the NBB program, oversees more than 300 diesel instructors through the biodiesel curriculum across UTI's 10 campuses, Trucking Info reported.
"NBB had the foresight to recognize that educating diesel technicians early is critical to its mission of increasing public acceptance of biodiesel, a relatively new fuel," Burton said.
In addition, Shell is also working to increase awareness and usage of alternative fuel. The Houston Chronicle reported Shell is building infrastructure across the country to support the distribution of liquefied natural gas at truck fueling stations. First, the company is opening 100 pumps across the country for large trucks. The next step will be to have all vehicles operating on gas in the near future.
Wednesday, June 20th, 2012
The National Automotive Technician Education Foundation recently awarded the Automotive Service Excellence accreditation to the National Biodiesel Board's Biodiesel for Diesel Technicians curriculum.