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NTEA Offers Second Course in Truck Equipment Electrical Basics Online Educational Series


NTEA, in collaboration with Electude, announced a DC and AC Voltage online course as part of its Truck Equipment (TE) Electrical Basics series.

“Helping companies develop and educate their workforce is a large part of why the Association exists,” says David Ehrlich, NTEA director of education. “The DC and AC Voltage course, which focuses on the characteristics and sources of alternating and direct current, further expands our education and training lineup and addresses some of the more common needs due to the increased use of electrified systems in vehicles.”

NTEA and Electude designed the program to provide an understanding of electrical theory and concepts in automotive applications. It arms upfitters, engineers, fleet managers, and technicians with fundamental knowledge of truck electrical systems and components; however, the information provided does not cover the depths required to design systems and components.

The Measurements, Safety, and Fundamentals module—the first TE Electrical Basics course launched last year—focuses on using a multimeter to measure voltage, resistance, and current. It also focuses on safe practices for working with electricity and fundamentals of electrical theory.

“Having access to relevant training is critical,” says Steve Spata, NTEA senior technical assistance director. “That’s why we’re focused on providing easy-to-use training and resources our members and industry companies can use in their work.”

Additionally, TE Electrical Basics courses—a free benefit to NTEA members—are eligible for Member Verification Program credit and Continuing Education Units through NTEA’s accreditation by International Association for Continuing Education and Training. Nonmembers can purchase each course for $49. Learn more at

NTEA offers a variety of online education and training opportunities free for NTEA members.

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