The I-CAR program helps Penske further refine and standardize processes at all of its collision...

The I-CAR program helps Penske further refine and standardize processes at all of its collision repair center locations.

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Penske Truck Leasing is the first-ever company to receive I-CAR’s Gold Class designation for the repair of heavy-duty trucks, at a pair of Georgia Penske truck collision repair facilities, in Norcross and Lithia Springs.

I-CAR has been a leader in providing automotive collision repair knowledge and training for 40 years.

James Svaasand, Penske vice president of collision center development and operations stated: “We are very pleased to receive this Gold Class designation from I-CAR. This program allows us to further refine and standardize our processes at all our collision repair center locations. Our highly trained collision repair associates are now learning new industry best practices and applying these methods to the work we do for our customers.”

To be certified the location must be able to: 

  • Identify Penske technician roles and mapping those roles to I-CAR’s automotive Gold Class recognition roles.
  • Schedule in-person assessments to confirm their knowledge levels and focus training on areas where it was specifically needed.
  • Participate in more than a dozen online, live, and virtual courses.

“We applaud Penske Truck Leasing for the company’s foresight, dedication, and commitment to implementing this comprehensive collision repair training program for the heavy-duty truck market,” said Nick Notte, I-CAR senior vice president of sales. “I-CAR believes there is broad segment demand for this type of training, and we intend to build a training protocol that will support the necessary skills and knowledge for heavy-duty repairs.”

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