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Amerit launches “Reefer Tech Academy” for refrigerated maintenance

Aug. 23, 2023
The fleet maintenance solutions company's new reefer training course will include hands-on and theoretical work designed to help technicians achieve EPA 608 or 609 certification.

Amerit Fleet Solutions, a maintenance services provider, has launched a new technician training program called “Reefer Tech Academy.” The program focuses on environmental compliance, refrigerants management, leak detection, and other repairs and maintenance of refrigerated trailer technology to advance technician expertise and career growth.

“I am very pleased that Amerit continues to offer expanded learning and development opportunities,” said Amerit Fleet Solutions’ CRHO Natalie Kathain. “This program embodies our commitment to shaping the future of our industry and fostering a skilled workforce.”

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The “Reefer Tech Academy” includes theoretical concepts and practical application with refrigerated trailers, covering all the basic components of a refrigerated unit and the environmental roles and responsibilities of a reefer tech position.

Led by Amerit professionals with experience in refrigeration technology, the program curriculum places a strong emphasis on EPA regulations 608 and 609, enabling technicians to navigate these requirements with confidence. This course is for technicians who are pursuing either an EPA 608 or 609 certification or who otherwise plan to work as a technician on refrigeration units.

For the best results from the Reefer Tech Academy, technicians should have at least one year’s experience. This academy will help such techs become well-versed in environmental compliance, including handling refrigerants, leak detection, and proper disposal procedures.

“The Reefer Academy will serve as a platform for our current technicians to test and update their skills and knowledge,” said Amein Punjani, COO for Amerit, in a press release. “Through this initiative, we aim to raise the industry standards and further solidify our position as a leader in fleet maintenance.”

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