Touring a Navistar technician training trailer

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on Jan 7, 2014

I was very interested to see this article. For 14 years I did mobile training for Navistar. My contract was to train dealer techs. in Canada and Northern US for 40 weeks per year. I started out using my F50 ford pulling a small trailer with three 466 engines onboard plus all the other necessary items. Later I used a 450 ford with 7.3 diesel and a 30 foot trailer weighing 35,000 lbs. During the later years I used a 4700 LP International pulling a 30 foot trailer weighing 45,000 lbs. I used the College system here in Canada for a shop and classroom and Dealer shops in the US. I would have thought I had died and gone to heaven if Navistar had given me a rig like that to drive all over the Continent. I generally drove 80,000 miles per year and flew almost as many in a year. I loved the job and wish I had stayed for a few more years. I'm still not too old to do that job! I could play catch up real quick as I stay in tune with the industry by building Training Simulators for the heavy truck Educational institutions. Would like to know when this truck will be in Canada as I welcome the chance to see it up close and personal. Keep me posted with any information you publish in regards to heavy vehicle training.

Regards, Tom MacKay

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