August 20, 2019 10:45 AM, EDT

Peterbilt Adds Technician Institute Campus

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Peterbilt Motors Co. announced the opening of its fifth Peterbilt Technician Institute campus, in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

Since launching in 2013, the PTI program has graduated more than 600 factory-certified technicians and boasts a 95% placement rate at a Peterbilt service location. Each PTI student earns 12 Peterbilt certifications as well as certifications for the Paccar MX-11 and MX-13 engines as they prepare for a career in the diesel industry. PTI is a collaborative program with Universal Technical Institute, according to the Denton,Texas-based company, a unit of Paccar Inc.

“The 50% growth of the Peterbilt dealer network this decade ensures that there are plenty of long-term career opportunities with our dealers, many of which begin as a diesel technician,” PTI program manager Brian Brooks said in a company release.

Peterbilt has about 380 North American dealer locations. — Transport Topics