Navistar International Teams with Ranken to Train Next Generation in Diesel Technology

ST. LOUIS (June 11, 2019) Navistar International, a global manufacturer of commercial vehicles, has donated five diesel-powered (heavy duty) trucks to Ranken Technical College. Ranken students are using the equipment as part of their Diesel Technology degree program to gain practical experience in diagnosing and repairing mechanical, engine, suspension and electrical systems.

Diesel-powered vehicles are critical to nation’s commerce and industry, and there is a growing demand for skilled employees who understand how diesel trucks work, how they are built, how diesel fuels work, causes of failure and how to repair them, according to Ranken Diesel Technology Instructor Jeff Ermeling.

“Ranken is focused on hands-on training and modern industry-standard technologies to help our students become proficient in a range of skills and equipment,” said Ermeling. “We appreciate Navistar’s support in helping us prepare our students in the important area of diagnosing and servicing heavy duty trucks.”

Ranken’s four-semester Diesel Technology program is modeled to meet Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and National Education Foundation (NATEF) standards.

Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) is a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates produce International® brand commercial and military trucks, proprietary diesel engines, and IC Bus® brand school and commercial buses. An affiliate also provides truck and diesel engine service parts. Another affiliate offers financing services. Additional information is available at

Ranken Technical College is a private, non-profit, degree-granting institution of higher learning whose primary mission is to provide the comprehensive education and training necessary to prepare students for employment and advancement in a variety of technical fields. For more information, visit


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