Peterbilt PTI grads

PTI celebrates 75th class

April 6, 2020
11 newly certified diesel technicians among the more than 700 graduates since Peterbilt program’s inception

The Peterbilt Technician Institute (PTI) program celebrated a significant milestone in March with the graduation ceremony of its 75th class of students.

The 11 newly certified diesel technicians join a growing list of PTI graduates currently in the workplace at Peterbilt service locations across North America. All PTI students complete a comprehensive 12-week training program led by Peterbilt instructors, with a blend of hands-on and online learning using the latest tools and techniques to diagnose, repair and maintain Peterbilt’s products.

“The Peterbilt dealer network has a growing demand for entry-level, qualified diesel technicians and PTI is a unique answer to that demand,” said Brian Brooks, program manager for the Peterbilt Technician Institute. “This is a win-win, as our service centers get qualified technicians and our graduates have the opportunity to turn their initial dealer assignment into a long-term career.”

Since launching, the PTI program has graduated more than 745 factory-certified technicians and boasts a 95% placement rate at a Peterbilt service location. Each PTI student earns 13 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. For more information on how to become a certified diesel technician through the PTI program, go to