DTNA FINISH FIRST OVERVIEW
Build on your Diesel Technology knowledge with the DTNA Finish First program as you gain hands-on training with some of the most respected names in the trucking industry, including Freightliner, Cascadia, and Western Star. As a Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) Finish First student, you'll learn how to maintain, diagnose, and repair DTNA products. The 12-week Finish First elective can put you on the road to a career as a Daimler Trucks service technician. 9
DTNA HEAVY-DUTY TRUCK SYSTEMS
Learn to find adjustment specifications and prepare vehicle for suspension adjustment, understand the types of clutches used on DTNA vehicles, and learn the importance of correct wheel-seal installation.
DTNA ELECTRICAL, ELECTRONIC TROUBLESHOOTING AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS
Learn to read DTNA diagrams and schematics, locate key components, and troubleshoot using DTNA-recommended diagnostic tools and software.
DTNA HVAC DIAGNOSTICS & BUSINESS CLASS M2
Learn to locate and identify heating system and air conditioning components. Perform vehicle inspections, service, testing and repairs to live M2 vehicles.
DTNA CASCADIA & WESTERN STAR TRUCK MODELS
Learn to identify the different Cascadia and Western Star models and their electronics specific to the vehicle. Perform vehicle inspections, service, testing, and repairs to Cascadia and Western Star live trucks.
Graduates of the Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) Finish First program earn Professional Level Technician status. With six valuable certifications, a successful graduate of the program could have a competitive advantage over other entry-level technicians.
SEE WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
Prepare for a career utilizing your passion for diesel technology as you work to earn Professional Level Technician status in our Finish First program.1 Take a look at a few of the courses you’ll cover in training:
FREIGHTLINER FINISH FIRST COURSE 1
THE FINISH FIRST ADVANTAGE
Take your core education a step further with this specialized training program. Earn certifications that help prepare graduates for employment at a Daimler network location, which could give them a competitive advantage over other entry-level technicians.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, total diesel technician employment is expected to exceed 296,000 by 2030.48
DTNA dealers may offer graduates of the Finish First program tuition and tool reimbursements as employment incentives.14
HOW TO QUALIFY
The Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) Finish First program gives you the extensive Daimler Truck training that managers are looking for. Here's what you'll need to qualify:
You must complete one of the following Diesel Technology core curriculum programs from UTI, or another program certified by the ASE Education Foundation:
• Technology I: CPGN- Diesel Only; All Diesel Courses
• Technology I: CPGN- Auto/Diesel; All Diesel Core Courses
• Technology II: CPGN- Diesel Only; All Diesel Courses
• Technology II: CPGN- Auto/Diesel; All Diesel Core Courses